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1993 BMW 325is 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WBABF3319P
hay guys this is my car i have a rattle on start up for a few 2-3 sec after its been ran for awhile mabie an half hour or so then left to set for 2-3 hours also rattles on take at off about 1500-2500 rpm sounds like the vanos is worn am i on the right track if...
1996 BMW 328i 2.8L runs rich VIN: 4USCD2325T
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. This vehicle has come in to us for running poorly. When running, it smokes black out the tailpipe and had multiple cylinder misfire codes as well as fuel trim problem codes. I have checked for any water intrus...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Radio VIN: 4USCH7325V
Regular client purchased car with radio inop. We pulled radio and contacted our BMW parts department they got the code for the radio. RAdio says "code wait". BMW service department was no help imagine that. Does any one know how to input code to make radio ope...
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW52K3S
This car came in with three historical codes. I am at home typing this so I donít have the numbers so I listed the codes. After sitting a while, then restarting and driving down the road sometimes this car will cut out on acceleration. Twice on deceleration th...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L tcc VIN: 1J6KF52Y3S
This car has a code po39. I have a6 volt drop on the groun of the TCC but I dont know where the ground is located out of the black box. What ground is used for TCC?
1977 Chevrolet Nova 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1X27L7L149
Hi guys. I feel stupid asking for help on an old-as-the-hills HEI system, but this thing has me baffled. It came in a couple of months ago with a no-start problem, no spark. We found a bad control module and replaced that along with the pickup coil for good me...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G1FP32P6R
Help needed from those w/ more GM experience. This car came in on hook, was not getting stable high res signal from dist.. Replaced dist--still no start. It does this really weird thing--after cranking it runs backwards for a couple revolutions with the key on...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Electronic VIN: 1GNFK16R2T
This truck has a P0753 1-2 shift solenoid code resetting intermittently. Trans suffered mechanical failure and was rebuilt last week. Code was setting before rebild along with P1870 and some others, P0753 is the only one coming back. When activating the soleno...
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD55M5T
after driving this car for awhile, you can come to a stop sign and the car will shudder, just like a 3T-40 will do when the TCC solenoid gets stuck on. But since this is a 4T-60, it won't stall because the TCC is inoperative in first gear. (correct me if that'...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEK19R5W
Vehicle from another shop, engine has high idle(2000rpm) most of the time, key cycle or cold sit may idle ok for 5min after driving sticks in high again. Iac was aftermarket we replaced unit with a delco same problem. votage test to and from pcm appear to be o... Trouble codes: P0101, P1509 (Iac system high), P1336 (ckp system high variation)
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCT19W2X
i have a 99 chevy s10 4.3 zr2 has very excessive neg. fuel trim % around -17% short around 0 to 3% how to fix
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stop Lights, Turn Signal Lamp VIN: 1GCCS1444W
Hi iATN members, have a truck that has the brake lights stay on (Rear Right), and turn signal light (Right Side) stays on but does not blink if you turn signal to the right side. Left side works fine. 4 way Hazard stays on without flashing. Electrical diagram ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on, ABS and BRAKE lites VIN: 1GCHK23132
The problem started with a shorted positive battery cable which welded itself to the transmission cooler lines just ahead of the starter. The current flow was so high that one of the negative cables actually caught fire. Obviously, the truck was towed to us an... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Communication Error), P0571 (Brake cruise switch), P1631 (Theft system error)
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 ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L heated seats VIN: 2GCEK13T94
When seat heaters are turned on they start to get warm and shut off this happens when one or both seats are used
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Power locks VIN: 1C3EL56522
Hello! The power locks on this thing will not lock with either lock switch or key fob sometimes, it is very intermittent, the unlock part always works. The tech a couple of bays down replaced the BCM last week, he said it did not change anything. I have check...
1995 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo 3.0L speedometer VIN: JB3AN74K2S
Hello! Mike here at Harrys in Stony plain ,Alberta im hoping theres a dodge stealth expert whos seen this before.This particular stealth(my first stealth)has absolutely no speedometer operation.The funny thing is this vehicle sat for over a year in storage and...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Blend Door Actuator VIN: 2C3HH56J2X
Hey guys, Well, this vehicle came in with a complaint of no heat ever since we checked the AC system 3 months ago. The system was empty and the evaporator was leaking and customer declined a repair. Engine was warmed to operating temperature for about 15 min...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L long crank time VIN: 2B7HB11Y31
Problem ..At times long crank time,Might do it once a day or sometimes after every time its been shut off.Engine will turn over maybe 20-30 seconds before starting.Other times you just have to hit the key and it will start right up.Doesnt seem to be temp relat...
1979 Ford F-150 Custom 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: F14MRFA835
the engine runs real rough on a cold startup. #1 and # 6 cylinders are not firing at this time. the engine vacuum is around 10 to 12 inches and bouncing a little bit. the compression is 110 on both cylinders and running compression is 75. there is good spark t...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L low brake pedal VIN: 2FTHF36M6M
with vehicle running pedal slowly sinks almost to floor, will stop ok normally, but not with weight in back, and with extended stopping distances and increased pedal effort to stop. never goes fully to floor. vehicle has a belt driven vacuum pump - diesel, sus...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26M6P
I have to state up front, I am NOT a diesel mechanic! This thing misses and puts out clouds of white smoke when cold. When it warms up the missing goes away. The billows of smoke drop down to mesquito sprayer white clouds. It runs well when warmed up but ve...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L injection VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
We have leak down from the oil tank feeding the high pressure pump. Filling the oil tank after an overnight shut down will result in an instant start. However if tank is left empty there is an extended crank period to start. We need to find the check valve tha...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Eccessive pinging VIN: 1FTCR10A4T
Hope you have an idea on something I overlooked on this one. I have this Ranger that has been a pain in my side. Customer installed new timing belt, Plugs, and Wires and now engine runs rough at idle and stalls. It also has a very loud pinging under snap throt...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Serp Belt VIN: 1FMDUZ4E4V
I have a 1997 Exploder that keeps wearing the belt off. It skips the rear groove on the balancer and shreads one groove off the belt. We have tried everything we can think of to repair this. I am asking if anyone has come across this and has a repair i can use...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
This explorer idles rough and lacks power.You can drive it but you have to feather the gas.Vac. reading is low and intake gaskets were replaced.Also tried a new maf sensor,no change.Using snap-on scanner baro reading is low at 22-27in.Any help would be appreci...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U52
this vehicle has 12 volts at egr solinoid and is setting code p1401. we ran diagnostic tree and it calls for repair of short circuit in ckt 361 or replace ecm. has anyone seen this problem and/or code? it seems unlikely that the ecm is bad because the vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1401 (dpfe ckt high voltage)
1997 Geo Metro 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2260V
po420 cat eff. have 1.27v on scanner back probe pcm had 4.35v at yellow wire (02 sense) if pull terminal out of pcm volts comming from pcm. are there any flashes or what direction need to go? thanks for any help duane Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst eff.)
1999 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM54JN76G
I had a problem like this one time and adjusted the distributor and the problem went away but this time no luck yet. Trouble codes: P1345 (CMPCK Corelation)
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L speedo VIN: 1GTHK23193
Can't find any real info. I have a GMC truck that the speedo is inop at times, sometimes it bounces and sometimes it is completely dead. When i monitor pids for the speed sensors everything is ok. The trucks runs and shifts good, there are no other concerns wi...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0Y
This Customer called and asked if we could replace his fuel filter since his wrench kept slipping off. Then he told me it would have to be towed. I asked him why and he said the car had sputtered and died so he figured the fuel filter was plugged. I told him w... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor malfunction)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: KMHJW35F6Y
This one is going to drive me batty. It surges at 4000-4500 rpm at full throttle in second gear only (automatic trans). It can be anywhere from mild to severe. It is NOT a misfire. It also has plenty of power at all other times. Graphing the datastream shows n...
1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2BCCV8120J
Jeep came in for emission failer, customer just bought it.I found a dead 02,steper motor unpluged and taped over carb mixture adjusted rich. New 02 hook up s. motor set idle mixture. I found no fuel control.Check for 12v at s motor it was ok so I installed new...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Knocks on start up VIN: 1J4FA49S5Y
Hi iATN techs , after tune up all was good for the first 3 weeks then left jeep standing for two weeks , when trying to start took more than 15 secs when started heared one ? piston knock after one day usage jeep starts up good but still with piston knock and ...
1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, HUNTING AT IDLE VIN: KNDJA7236S
new cust from texas just bought car before coming here so no real history other than he had t-belt replaced before moving here. came in with extremely high idle after fixing bad intake leak and rerouting and repairing mutiple vac hoses most concerns fixed but ...
1997 Land Rover Defender 90 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALDV3243V
Hi ,looking for some help with this one. amfr reading at -5.00 and long term fuel trim is at -32.54 indicating the computer is trying to lean the system due to a rich condition. fuel pump replaced recently with no change. i tried an airflow meter (which has fi... Trouble codes: P1179
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Tach VIN: JT8UF11E2M
thanks in advance for any help i can recieve. after 2 days of electrical nightmares, we are down to 1 item. the tach seems to be miscalibrated. it shows 100 rpms at idle and gradually climbs up as rpms increase. the sweep is consistant with accelleration. howe...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V51
This is the strangest thing I have ever seen. I am at a loss. This car idles smooth & drives smooth, but if you take your foot slightly off the brake and let the car creep very slowly the car will shake similar to a very warped brake rotor but it is faster tha...
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...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L wiper system VIN: WDBGA33EXS
If 12v is connected to wiper motor wipers will operate in low speed. Combination switch appears to be OK. Voltage out of switch changed as switch was changed from intmit. to low to high. Wiring diagrams I have do not match this vehicle. I suspect wiper relay b...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L brakes lock up VIN: WDBJF70H0X
car came in with brakes locking up and abs/esp/bas lights on c1332 bas solenoid valve open or short, c1201 bas release switch. this codes could not be erased. after performing tests given in mercedes info we replaced the booster. now we were able to clear faul...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W1S
Thanks to all techs who respond. This vehicle came into the shop with the check engine light lit. The code was 401. Several test were performed. During the test it was discovered that the EVR wasn't putting out the required voltage, so it was replaced. We thou... Trouble codes: 401 (egr flow insufficient), P1408 (egr flow out of self test range)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L engine VIN: 1MELM62W6S
makes big smoke clouds after extended idle and uses alot of engine oil. approx 1 qt in 500 miles. before condemn engine for overhaul is there any common problem that could cause this? we are a chevy store and do not have access to ford svc info. did not find a...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L po745 VIN: 1N6ED27T3Y
Hi all, my first post. I have a po745 trans line pressure sol. valve code. MIL. on at all times is the only costumer complaint. Im useing an older OTC scaner so alldata is not much help (cant flow chart) I have pulled the pan down and checked press. sol. 3ohm,...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Group, This Altima will crank/no start only when sitting in sun or very warm conditions (hot soak as they say) It cranks and will not start but not in my presence since we started this goose chase. Weather has cooled here a bit and have not seen symptoms but ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L clutch hydralics VIN: JN1CA31D31
We've tried everthing we can think of to get the air bled out of the system. Followed Mitchell's procedure, manually bled, used power/suction bleeder. Clutch pedal free play is within specs. Clutch apply point is just off the floor, vehicle is hard to shift. T...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L oil VIN: 1N4AC11D12
smoking very bad on acelleration & using oil no smoke at idel it was clean
2005 Nissan murano 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1TAN2502
suv runs great no problem whatso ever all scann readings are normall, no MIL/codes (scann with mt 2500)the only problem is on start up, hot or cold , when starting the car, fires up good goes up to 1500 then drops down to 200 rpm or dies do it three time then ...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3AG54N7P
The owner reported a stalling, miss when cold. When you try to move the car it stalls when cold, after it is warmed up, the car does not stall, but it has no power. I disconnected the MAF sensor, the engine check light comes on. The car has very normal power a...
1996 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G3HY52K3T
This car has had an ongoing history of intermittent stalling for several months. A couple of times a day it quietly dies on decel and you notice it only when you try to turn the steering wheel unless you happen to be looking at the dash. It belongs to an older... Trouble codes: B1023, B1035
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G3HN52K8X
thanks in advance for taking time to read this post.we have a 3.8 that we did a head job on customer got it hot.we replaced head gaskests had heads milled and checked for cracks.we put vehicle back together and cant get rid of cyl no 3 misfire,we have spark an... Trouble codes: 300 (cylinder 3 misfire)
1993 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.8L Surge, starts in 2nd gear VIN: 1GMDUO6L8P
vehicle starts off in 2nd gear, intermittently, when tcc locks up cause vehicle to surge. check engine light will come and and off as it pleases. codes related to cruise do not light up ses. does code 99(power management problem) is it some sort of limp mode? ... Trouble codes: 99 (power management problem), 38 (tcc brake switch), 65 (cruise control servo position sensor), 67 (faulty cruise switch), 68 (cruise command problem), 88 (pcm reset)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN53B6S
Customers concern is an intermittant no start after hot soak usually on hot days. Problem started last year in the summer months but has gotten worse. Independant shop tried fuel pump-didn't fix it. Hard to duplicate. No codes however while testing iat code a...
2001 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1FF22P2Y
car came from auto auction. codes p1135 and p1155, both os heater circuits. o2 sensors have been replaced and codes are still active. thanks to all who can help. Trouble codes: P1135 (o2 sensor heater circuit b1 s1), P1155 (o2 sensor heater circuit b2 s2)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWR881H0X
Vehicle came in with MIL light on. Used Snap On scanner in Generic OBD II mode. PO 501 VSS out of range only code.Road tested vehicle did not set code only one trip 1/2 mile in length. Not 100% sure but I thought the speedo was working. Cleared code, next day ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MPG Meter VIN: 9BWPG61J51
Some of you may remember i had asked some questions about this car last month. We finally have the car here and have found out that the multi function indicator will not reset. we removed the stalk and tested the reset switch and it seems to work just fine. Th...
1982 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Misfire VIN: 1234567899
random misfire between cylinders.
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Lighting VIN: YV1LW5545T
Thank you all in advance for any help on this one. I have one issue and one question on this one. This 850 has no dash illumination lights at all. Customer says this just happend all the sudden one day (not intermittent at any point in time). All bulbs in clus...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L driveshaft VIN: YV1LZ5644W
Please see repair history below. The front cv on the propeller shaft was cooked. Replaced it car ran fine. Now it has returned 2k later with a driveline shudder on turns rt or left. It feels like a 4wd locked up on dry pavement, or a limited slip with the wron...

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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA42723
i finally obtained the day code and password from the dealer. this allowed me to access the security system and reprogram to let the vehicle start.
1997 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUAA88G7V
FIRST OF ALL i WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO THE LOYAL VAGCOM FANS. I wasnt insulting the program I was just stating every symptom I had. I have learned in all these years, if its man made it will have flaws. whether it was the car,our laptop or vagcom I was just tryin...
1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBABJ833XW
Although I had already discussed this with my friends at Memphis Motorwerks, who had to go digging in the archives to find the answer, Stephen was right. Just leave the key in the number 2 position for about twenty minutes and the on board computer will countd...
1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Blower Motor VIN: 1G6ET1299S
FIXED. Thanks to Dan, Alan, Allen, Kenneth, Dean and Reid for your time. Needed a new blower motor. Simple detail overlooked but unknown to us---Car must be running at time of test. Alldata coveniently left that step out of our equation. Dean, yes we did go to...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ride control VIN: 1ASDEW4345
Thank you to all that replied. You are able to disable the light without causing any problems with the ride control. If you follow the procedure for installing a relay outlined in the gm tsb you must also unplug the front struts. Thanks again.
1989 Chevrolet Motorhome 7.4L Power Steering VIN: 1GBKP37WXK
Thanks to all that responded to my request. Some suggestions supplied were that the pressure was too low, this was not exactly the condition but almost. To repair it the system was flushed with some power steering flush from BG & then low climate fluid was the...
1992 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GBCS10AXP
Fix was a new computer. Short term trim settled in a 89-90, which I know is low of the 128 ideal, but is about as good as I've come to expect on vehicles of this age, trim comes right up off idle. I had unplugged the egr and verified map performance, sorry, fo... Trouble codes: 44 (lean exhaust).
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU06L7N
Well ain't this business FUN!!! Nobody out there will beleive what fixed this car except possibly Kenny Andrews who had similar problem in Sept 2000.(Check the archives for 94 Lumina 3.8 code p0341) I myself looked at that post and just figured that he must ha... Trouble codes: 018 (Crank-cam error).
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WW12M9S
Thank you everyone for all the help on this vehicle. First I found 2 new plug wires defective and one injector. Replace all defective parts and it runs like new. Thanks again for all the reponses and ideas.
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L 1st Gear & Overdrive VIN: 2G1WN52MXS
Thank You All For Your Quick Responses. James [...] Alabama Hit It On The Head. The TCS Fuse Was Blown. I Guess It Blew Discon Unhooking The Battery. The Old Transmission had 1st It Was Slipping Really Bad In 3rd. Thanks Again
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1GCCS1942T
Thanks to all who helped. I over looked this problem because compression seemed to be good on all cyls. I assumed that since compression was good then valve timing must be right therefore the timing marks on the cam and crank must be right. WRONG. Thanks to Da... Trouble codes: P0108.
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L High Idle VIN: 1GNDM19W7T
One of the four wires from the PCM to the IAC was open?? I just ran another wire and that fixed the problem. Wiring harness problems are rare as compared to component failures. I should have checked for continuity before asking for help. Most of the replies I ... Trouble codes: P1509 (IAC System High Rpm).
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1447W
Problem has not reoccured for customer but one more time, all the information and circumstances were pretty close to the original complaint. Testing of all sensors and wiring are OK. My final conclusion is the the PCM is at fault but the customer will not repl... Trouble codes: P0200 (Injector circuit fault), P0302 (Misfire 2).
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Tach, gauges, and driver alert system VIN: 3GNEK13TS2
I apologize for not closing earlier. This truck left us unfixed. All the suggestions were great and things we hadn't tried. Thanks to all who took the time to write. To my knowledge, the Avalanche is STILL at the dealer. If I learn more, I'll post to anyone in...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L A/C Vents, Defrost VIN: 1GCHK29244
First of all thanks for all the replies the fix was after the control head was installed the computer had to be reprogram and now everything is working find thanks again.
1998 Dodge B1500 5.2L Shift interlock VIN: 2B6HB11Y1W
Ater contacting the original owner they verified that there was no shift interlock between applying the brake and moving shift lever when vehicle is running. One response was a part number for a dog that breaks and I will assume this is for the interlock to ke...
1996 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L No Start VIN: 2E3HD56F4T
Yeah BABY! Thanks to all who replied. Paul from Canada got me on track and also gave me instructions on how to check for working PCM. Problem was a bolt had broken off under water pump and fell down between timing belt and crank gear ( while running ). This ca...
1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
Again, many thanks for all the suggestions. After finding and fixing several items on this old beast, the final fix was a fuel pump. Vehicle history showed a new pump in the summer of 2004, when we tested it cold pressure was 37 psi (spec is 35-45psi). When th... Trouble codes: 41 (EGO reading system lean).
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP9899L
The fix on this car was a new main engine pulley due to the timing mark on the outside of the pulley had rotated causing the actual timing to be off by 15 degrees. Trouble codes: 21 (cts), 22 (map), 41 (Lean), 42 (Rich), 19.
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L excess white smoke VIN: 1FTJE34M2W
We set the timing on the vehicle and the smoke is 'All Gone!'. Dealership mis-diagnosed this one! Thanks for all of the help! Iatn and all of the fellow techs are a great tool!
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1FTDF15Y6P
Hi All, sorry for taking so long to close this request. The problem with this vehicle was a valve being stuck in the valve body. Thanks to all of you that took the time out to respond it was greatly appreciated.. Thanks again..
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G8R
Thanks for the replies on this matter. Checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and I see how the oxygen causes the vehicle to go into open loop at an idle. I disabled the air injection system which one person recommended and no change. After many hours of test...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
Sorry for taking so long with a fix,I simply forgot to close this help request,this truck had a Dealer installed alarm/Theft system that was tied into the idm/pcm comm. circuit,I simply removed and disconnected the theft device and the truck started right-up,.... Trouble codes: 1663 (1667 -), 1667 (1668 -), 1668.
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP14JTT
car came back still running good and ses light on, cleared code an let it sit overnight, drove next morning without a problem and no light on, finally on 3rd test drive heard a noise( like a lifter clack-very metallic sound ) coming from cylinder #4 sounds int... Trouble codes: P0304.
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU41S5Y
Thanks for all the great replies.The problem with the injector #10 was that the ground signal cable was open,now is running great.Thanks Thomas. Trouble codes: P0310.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L emission test VIN: 1FTNF21501
unknown to me, this vehicle was nor OBD2 compliant. These monitors will never be ready. A few adjustments on the emissions machine and all is ok. Many thanks to all the replys. You guys are the best!!!
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR11U13
well thanks to you all at iatn this one is gone ,i forgot to mention to everyone that i did try secondary ignition first ,sorry about that .however i believe maf was the culprit, after raising my stress level some this one is fixed .you guys rock!!! Trouble codes: P0306, P0316.
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMZU72EF4
Well I finally got a hold of someone who speaks english enough to understand. He gave me the four digits i needed to reprogram it and work like a charm
1992 Geo Metro 1.0L no 1-2 unless manually shift VIN: 2C1MR6465N
We replaced the transmission module. The pcm recieves information from the module. Once we plugged the module in, the vehicle shifted normal. Thanks to the few that responded. Iatn is a valuable tool and a great asset to us independant shops!
1996 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC16R5T
Thank you to everyones reponses on the problem. After testing the system I found a oxygen sensor wire with one strand sticking out of the case and it was rubbing on topof the transmission housing causing the MIL to come on. I found it by following the wire by ... Trouble codes: P0161.
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GTEC1AW6X
Thank you for all your efforts. In the end this vehicle was fixed by replacing the distributor. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, no powert VIN: 1GKDM19W1Y
Thanks to all who posted. Especially Jim [...] who nailed it. After repairing the MAF sensor wires, I didn't think I could also have a bad MAF sensor. But it did. I disconnected the MAF sensor and the vehicle ran great. Replaced the sensor and all is good!
2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Indiglo lighting VIN: KMHCG35CX2
Replaced an internal DC/AC power inverter within the cluster which apparently goes bad at times. Doides as suggested were checked and were OK. Inverter in stock at the dealer...what does that tell you?? Thanks for the help!
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D0X
After further testing, it was found to be the exhaust system. The customer declined any further repairs. Something puzzled our shop, the testing procedures requested direct manifold vaccum to the MAP sensor. This is impossible on this particular model. We appr... Trouble codes: 0401 (egr flow insufficient).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cooling system VIN: SATJFA01DX
thank you to all who replied. we first removed the thermostat and ran the car without it for a day and it ran fine. no overheating. so we put a new thermostat from the dealer and made sure we had no air in the system by using a vacuum bleeder and running the e...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L bad temp sensor VIN: 1J4GZ58S1V
Thanks to all who sent info to help me out. Customer was quick to say no repairs please ! Look like it was going to take a new dash unit. Around $1000 dollars. Here are some ideas and help sent to me. 1. Does it display bad temp sensor, or bad COOLANT sensor...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L heater
Vehicle had broken blend doors as suspected becuase could turn shaft all the way around but my concern was actuator inop. Alldata no help but if you unhook battery when you first turn on the actuators will try to set limits if none found they will stop working...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L drivetrain? VIN: JTJHF10UX1
the noise was coming from the front differential, we changed the oil in it and the noise was still there. we called the dealer to find it was still under warranty and the owner is taking it to them for the repair. when it made the noise was only from a dead st...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM812NY
Hi guys! Sorry its taken so long to get back on here to post the fix. Still helping our relatives in the south get back on their feet. Mr. Rod [...] were on the money in suggesting checking the EGR system. The va...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Charge light VIN: 1LNHM83W8X
Thanks to all who responded so soon. I forgot to metion that I did check the A/C waveform on this alternator and didn't see any problems. It was a unanimous concensus that the alternator was the culprit and indeed it was. After replacing it the light has staye...
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