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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XT
Hi Acura techs, What caused this crank/cam sensor overheat and melt the Resin out ot the peace that is behind the cam sprocket? This towed in from customers garage, they had no problems 'till after sitting 3 days it cranked and would not start. Cranks ok for m...
2001 Acura TL 3.2L power steering pump VIN: 19UUA56601
Hi Guys, car came in for routine service no problem with the power steering pump what so ever, install new timing belt & new drive belts, start the car & the power steering pump is noisey, raise the idle at high speed & steer lock to lock to bleed the system a...
2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WAUZZZ4DZ2
This Audi A8 W12 quattro came in with complaint of no reverse gear.Other gears ok.VIN is [...] with X431 found no code in the gearbox .This is a 01L transmission.A technician here said it was a ECVT and maybe the computer was the culprit. An...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD632XW
vehicle towed in cust states it started backed out of garage then stalled and wont start it has 55 psi fuel,spark,compression and injector signal im a bit baffled and would greatly appriciate any help i can get oh and it has been in the garage for the last mon...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L lower control arm mount VIN: WBAAM5331X
looking for any ideas on replacing the front lower control arm rear mounts/bushings without bmw's special tool. any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53491
Hello, This BMW came in with 6 codes, all of which are shown below. The customer says the car runs bad when the light is on, but the light will go off on its own and the car will run fine. I cannot get the codes to reset or the vehicle to run poorly. The lea... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple misfire), P1345 (Misfire cyl2 with fuel cut-off), P1343 (Misfire cyl1 with fuel cut-off), P1083 (Fuel control limit mixture too lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2), P0171 (System lean bank 1)
1988 Buick Skyhawk Custom 2.0L wheel VIN: 1GCDT14ZR8
This 88 skyhawk is my mom's. On a cold start steering refuses to turn until its warm. I don't think its the PS pump, nut maybe a check valve???/? Help, Id there a check valve? Where is it located? Where can I buy the part? Thanks!!!
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4HR52LXR
car came in complaint was intermit no start. car was running when i got it. i checked wave pattern on fuel pump/ not good so i replaced pump thinking this was intermit problem. now it cranks & runs about 10 secs. & dies. so had crank, cam sensors, & icm in sto...
1991 Cadillac Eldorado 4.9L CCR system VIN: 1G6EL13BOM
This car came in for checking the warning message saying " Service CCR system " at the information center. I do not know the meaning. When I press the off and warm buttons, there is no ecm codes as well as bcm codes. The input and output data seems normal and ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L battery VIN: 1G6KD52B6R
car came in for no start due to dead battery.replaced battery no draw checked at various times .started car to drive out car kept running with key in the off position.thought this is a no brainer,replaced ignition switch same thing .the next start back to norm...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L speedo, tach, prndl illumination, temp guage, tcs VIN: 1G6KS52YCV
Hello, pull up a seat and read on if you have the time. This car has had problems with the battery going dead overnight from time to time and I have never been able to duplicate a drain using the proper test methods of never opening the circuit by using a drai...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L low pedal VIN: 1GNCT18Z1K
Over the weekend customer lost firm pedal and the brake light came on on the dash. This vehicle does NOT have anti-lock brakes. We have inspected the complete hydraulic system for leaks and have not found anything amiss. Fluid in master cylinder is real dark, ...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L electrolisis VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Replaced s-10 heater core, yuk 10 hours, but checking for voltaged with digital voltmeter shows more voltaged in coolant than is acceptable. Test is,neg lead to bat terminal, positive lead in radiator neck. Should not read more than .1 v. I'm reading close to ...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Surge VIN: 2GCEK19K4S
Hello, We have this Chevy pick up in for a very light surge at cruise, above 40 MPH. You can see the tach on this vehicle move up and down when the problem occurs. It does not appear to be misfiring. You can accelerate slightly and the problem will disappear....
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 43JN5I7K95
i have this one came from other shop check eng lite on code 32 egr problem check egr normal i need help. thank you Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem)
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNEK13R2V
This truck came in with running hot. Another tech diagnosed, rad and water pump leaking. Replaced rad, water pump and thermostat. Ran ok except gauge was fluctuating. Customer said that was fine. Came back app. three weeks later running hot again. Test drive s...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L power steering VIN: 1GCCT19W1X
This s10 came to my shop.Sounded like cooling fan was hitting shroud. after checking it out the noise is coming from P/S oil cooler in front of vehicle. Steering fluid is full and clean. Steering feels normal.Components seem fine.Noise seems to get louder when...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W11
We have been monitoring this vehicle for about 2 months with the customer for an intermittent stalling. We've been unable to confirm stall while in our possesion. Customers description is: Will be driving vehicle on interstate for approx 20-30 mins, pull off e...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L spedo VIN: 2GCEK19T04
Hi all, Thanks for taking the time to look at my post. I have a 2004 chev silverado with an inop spedo. actually it is stuck between 20 and 25 miles per hr, then at times it will stick at a lower speed. scan data is good and shows correct speed at all times.wh...
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)
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: 1B4GP44R1V
First time so be gentle. '97 caravan & speedo, fuel gage,temp odo, tach sticks when the intermittant inop.occurs.ABS light comes on at the same time. Have seen similar symptoms before where BCM fixes all concerns. since heater controls, windo switches all inte...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L door locks & guages VIN: 2B4GP4438W
inst. cluster lights, guages, and gear indicator ALL fail at same time while driving. also door locks cycle on and off when this happens. can not duplicate the problem in the shop. what should i look for?
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L brake lights VIN: 1B7KF2369X
Brake lights stay on all the time unless you pull the fuse-third brake light also stays on-have already replaced the multifunction switch-fuses-have check the wiring-repaired wires in trailer harness that were grounded out on the frame-
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HA18N33
Vehicle came in with a miss and poping noise in the engine. Found rocker for #7 intake fell off the lifter and valve. We switch the lifter and rocker with #5 because we couldn't see anything wrong with the lifter, cam or the rocker. Sure enough the rocker came...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Intermittent cold missfire on # 1 Cylinder. Shows up on scope pattern, looks like a bad wire. Replaced wires didn't fix. Replaced coil pack in desperation didn't fix. No signs of coolant loss like a head gasket problem. I found the T.S.B. for the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire)
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L clutch
Came into shop clutch did not work replaced clutch and slave cyl. and master cyl put shims behind flywheel tryed several differant methods of bleeding still have no clutch.Only have pressure with bottom half of pedal travel still not enough to shift into gear....
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L temp guage VIN: 2FAFP74W7W
please help ford techs, car came in over heating when idling with ac on. temp guage does not work at all. i scanned vehicle no codes checked data ect was fixed at 4.7 volts regardless of act. temp. all other data normal checked for 5v ref at ect i have 9.3volt...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FTRX18W9X
NO HEAT-PULLED FEED HOSE TO HEATER CORE NO FLOW UNDER 1400 RPM. Acts like a weak water pump. Radiator is full. No overheating problems. Any one had this problem. Have not yet changed water pump,waiting for advise.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
I have this 1999 Taurus that quit running going down the road and would not restart. I don't have ign power or idiot lights except for the low oil pressure light. I also don't have T/S or blower motor. I do have wipers, radio, chimes and power window. I als...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fan Belt VIN: 1FTZX1724Y
This vehicle has a problem with the belt wearing the outer rib or off in a very short period of time,(just a few days). It looks like it was trimmed off neatly to be a narrowe belt. On first glance everything looks fine, but something. must be wrong. If anyone...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FTSF31S92
First of all I didn't do the repairs so I cannot say for certain what was done. There are two "hard" faults in the system. B1871 (passenger air bag de-activation switch fault) and B1935 (passenger air bad circuit low resistance). These are "on-demand" codes. S...
1995 GMC Yukon 5.7L abs VIN: 1GKEK13K85
Hi all This one gives me a headache, sometimes when you turn the ignition on the red brake light is not on, only the amber one! (abs light). But i can't retrieve any codes manually or with the snap-on scanner, all what i get is no communication! Now the probl...
1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7649L
emissions failure. co 10%. O2 reading .9 as it should. fuel press. 80 psi into rail. stays at 80 even with regulator removed. removed rail for inspection for blockage it looks clear.tried new reg no change.customer has replaced filter with what looks like a gm...
1993 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7646P
customer complains of vehicle just dying while driving then starts back up sometimes right away sometimes after a few minutes we have drove vehicle alot and never has died we pulled a code 15 ignition output signal i have been told the distributer has problem ... Trouble codes: 15 (problem in ignition output circuit)
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, only cold VIN: 1HGCD5631T
talking to the cust I felt the problem could be in the ignition switch,and after looking at the archives that seemed the best cure, well it wasnt . This will only act up cold and only at the first thing in the morning., It acts like its out of time, replaced t...
2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 2HGES15193
Hello, Had a call, was asked if I do airbag work. Took in this job not knowing it was HONDA. Pulled out my 2002 OTC airbag/ABS tester and did a trial. Sometimes using the 2002 software works on 03 systems. This one showed 16 stored codes. 63580-63595 I bel...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Trans Computer VIN: SAJFY174XL
This Jag won't shift; My question is do they turn the 12v supply to the shift solenoids on and off (how, when, why), or is this the sign of a bad computer as we suspect. Any other theories / tests would be appreciated. It originally had a Trans light on, an...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01D4Y
This car came in for a service, and the customer explained that it had just recently begun to misfire when cruising at freeway speeds, but only when climbing a hill. On level ground, the misfire cannot be detected. I drove the car, and it's just as described. ...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L rad fan VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
Hello I have this 2000 Jeep G cherokee with radiator fan not working Tested fan motor and fuses and they are ok can you tell tell me how this system work? is there a relay? or what can the possibles causes would be to make the radiator fan work thanks for yo...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8BHH28F5
this car will miss at about 50-55 mph 1800 rpms intermitten and more when it is hot u can see the misses on the sanner but it is random never on just side or one cylinder or even on a couple of cylinders the miss is not real bad but it can be felt alot of the ...
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3321E
this vehicle was towed to the shop by a friend, he said he drove it on sat. and sun. it wouldn't start (acted like it was over fueling.)we know very little about the rotary engine. when we tried to start it it did act like it was over fueling. we tested fuel p...
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2220S
1995 Millenia S starts and runs fine cold. Once operating temperature is met, engine has no power on acceleration. I found several good cases in IATN history. Most point to ABV solenoid valves or vacuum (cracked tee) leaks. I can't find problems with either on... Trouble codes: P1540
2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L ignition key VIN: JM3LW28J22
I cannot remove the ignition key from this vehicle in the usual manner. When shutting off the vehicle, it will roll back to the off position and turn the vehicle off but will not roll back far enough to remove the ignition key. If I disconnect the battery, the...
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L blower motor VIN: 108.18-12-
The blower motor for the heating system, not the a/c motor mounted near right kick panel, has an annoying squeak on 1st speed. I have removed the entire heater core case to repair stuck blend doors and now would be the time to repair the noisy motor problem. I...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E9K
This car was towed in for no start and we're not getting spark. Pulled out the crank positioner sensor behind the flywheel and we measured a resistance of .89 ohms. I don't know the specs for Mitchell on demand has a very limited info on this car. Can any MBZ ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Security System VIN: WDBFA76F3T
Good Evening We are having some problems with vehicle security system (ATA).The car was functioning normally. The battery went dead. After recharging the battery, the car would not start. We attempted to scan for codes and got no codes. The car won't start an...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Power Seats VIN: WDBRF64JO1
Greetings fellow techs, I've got a 2001 Mercedes giving me some trouble. The power seats, headrests and steering column adjustment are not operating from both the driver and passanger sides. The vehicle came in for some minor service work and the A/C not opera...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Instrument cluster VIN: WDBJF70J31
The outside temperature display in the instrument cluster may display 2 or 7 or nothing instead of 72 degrees.Took this car to the dealer, since the instrument cluster is covered for 7 years,or 70,000 miles, according to the MBZ warranty booklet. After 3 days ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Thanks in advance for reading my post.This van came in for check engine light on, Found codes P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1)and P0325 (knock sensor). I thought it's easy just Replace O2 sensor (OEM) and ignore Code P0325 and also sell Timing belt, Water pump job. Afte... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0325 (Knock sensor)
1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine starter VIN: JN8HD17Y2L
This vehicle has 12v present at starter bat cable lead and igniton lead wire when ignition switch is turned to crank position. Original starter (yes, original at 285k miles) would not crank or click (turned very slowly with a remote starter, so I suspected hig...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Torque converter VIN: JN8HD17Y2S
Hi everyone,we have nissan pathfinder with transmission lock up when shifting into reverse or drive [cold engine].During the first couple of minutes tcc would be engaged causing obvious lack of pick up and stalling coming to a stop. Last week when we could dri...
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S4T
I need some help with this one. I have it for two weeks already, trying to fix it without asking for help. Oh course, working on and off on it. But i guess, i gave up. This pick up will runs fine at idle for may be 5 to 15 minutes, sometimes more than that, a...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP55219
This car stalls intermitently. Then could go for a week or more no problem. Sometimes it might do it twice in one day. Car will start, drive normaly then stall, often time at highway speed. If you coast to the side of the road, and cycle the key it might rest...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G2WP5219W
This car came in with no 1st gear and a 1-2 shift solonoid stuck code. The customer had us replace the tranny with a low mileage used tranny(6K). Upon the test drive, it was discovered that the 1-2 shift solonoid was open so I replace both shift solonoids and ...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L power sun roof VIN: 1G2HZ54122
is there any adjustment or possible electric fault? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L key VIN: 1GMDX03E03
customer lost one of keys for van.ordered new key from gm and attempted to learn key per alldata instructions. key would not work and further checking i think this van has export pass system.option code z49 after tring that procedure with tech 2 key still will...
1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L Stall VIN: YSDM58V3R2
This car is my holloween nightmare. When the fan comes on at idle the car stalls. If you are driving the car will bug down when the fan comes on. If you accellarate and come to idle the car will stall. Any experince saab men out there.Replace coolant sensor. C...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6851X
this vehicle belongs to one of our techs.his wife was driving to work when the engine died coming to a stop. made funny nise on crank so she called justin who had it towed in.removed timing cover and discovered an idler [g-2 ]had broken off it's mount to water...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1SFG3521
Subaru with a code P0065, air assist injector solenoid code. Doesn’t seem to be a lot of information on this problem. Solenoid is used to regulate the flow of air to the base of the air assisted fuel injectors. According to the information we have, at idle the...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB21H3R
Vehicle came in on a hook, no start customer complaint that sometimes vehicle would take a wild to start for a fue days, and suddnely no start. I did the flow chart for a cam sensor testing, and it's preatty basic and it narrowed down to the e.c.m(mototronic),...

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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L rear defrost VIN: JH4DB165XM
The integrated control module turned out to be the problem. This is on the back side of the fuse box. Thanks for all the replies.
1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHE6311R
Thanks to all who replied. It's down to the engine compression test. The customer has declined to go any further. He said he will be back in when it gets worse.
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L accessory circuit on VIN: WBACA532XS
We had 5 replies: One was to punt, Two was that we needed the GT1 tester, Three was the ignition switch,(all systems were powered up without the switch connected), Four was to check the trunk wiring where it enters the body. #5 Bill from AZ sent me wiring diag...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L door locks VIN: WBABS534X1
Thanks for all the replies. Once you remove the door panel(Causing some damage and replacing it) as Eric had mentioned. I began breaking away at the plastic latch cover until I was able to access the lock lever behind the lock actuator. once the door is open i...
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle reponse VIN: WBAB533492
Gentlemen, Definetly an oversight on my part with regards to factory warranty. This one is going to dealer. Trouble codes: 135 (Engine throttle sensor starting test), 115 (Reference voltage 1 Pedal travel sensor/throttle sensor 1).
1979 Cadillac Eldorado 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 6L57B9E652
Hello everyone, I'll keep this as brief as I can but it is going to be a bit long because I have a lot to tell. First, the fix: I replaced the ECM after reviewing all the advise I received and all the data I collected. The old girl runs nice. The suggest...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY0783F
While waiting for new prom, I went back to testing. First I checked resistance for all 8 injectors. All good at between 16.3 & 16.5 ohms. Then I went back to basics & repeated previous test which included montering ecm info with scanner. Next I unplugged mass ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L abs lite VIN: 1GNPT13W5N
i would like to thank eavrybody who sent me a reply. what we did is switched the rear abs sensors side to side and the code did not change. we also unpluged it and nothing happened as far as a code change was concerned. the customer was getting annoyed with ha...
1993 Chevrolet S10 4.3L vcm mil flashing constantly VIN: 1GCCS1928P
Thanks to all that responded, as it turns out this vehicle did need to be flashed. The dealership thought I was loco and was no real help. Till I faxed them the info that I recieved from this site. Thanks again for all the help. IATN saves the day again.
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L limp mode with no codes VIN: 1GCCS1945T
replaced 2 shift solenoids and solved all problems. gene from texas hit it perfect on that. As to no codes, pulled trans fuse and set all kinds of trans codes, I didn't understand the limited amount of problems which would set codes on these.
1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1LD55M5T
Sure enough the TCC orifice filter was broken in 2 pieces. After removing the valve body that was obvious. So I put a new one in, new gaskets, and away it went, good as new. Thanks for the help!
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GMDT13W5W
Hi Techs.,I am still having some starting problems with this blazer. I replaced the module and Ign. coil and cap and rotor and coil wire with Delco parts. This appeared to take care of the problem but the customer informed me he was still having problems start...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L heeter core VIN: 2GCEK19T9X
Thank you to all who took time to help. I received many replies most of them about the use of a restrictor in the inlet hose. Some said that if there was no restrictor, the flow was to fast and that caused the noise. Adding a restrictor will fix this problem. ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L light on dash VIN: 2C4GP54LX5
I did receive 10 replies, most said to check for damaged sensor. We did have the tire back apart & visually checked sensor , it checked ok. We also called the dealer that said to raise air pressure in all the tires up to 38 psi, & drive for 10 miles to reset i...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 3.9L CAB Module VIN: 1B7HC16XOW
Thanks to Duane in Alaska, it was a ground that was loose. Next to the headlamp frame on drivers side in front of the battery. We also had the opportunity to test another that was working. So what tipped us is we were getting battery voltage on the wt/vt wire ...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR15T3H
I finally broke down and popped the connector off the injectors. It required use of extra long picks. I found one injector had severe corrosion on the injector pins and the connector terminals, another connector had loose terminals that pulled out easily, and ... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR Flow Out Of Range - see request write-up).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N3R
First I would like to say sorry for taking so long to close this post. Part of the problem was a Hurricane, witch ment no power, and the fact I was away for two days. I recived 19 replies, and all had something to do with this problem. Rick, Will, Andy and Dav...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
thanks to jim in texas; dustin and ray in mich.; wayne in maine; matt in washington; and merlin in iowa for confirming that our ' shifting problem ' really wasn't a problem at all. we ran all of the tests we thought were reasonable and kept coming up with the ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMEU17L2Y
Hey all, Thanks for the help. I had already done a bg induction service and thought that throttle body was clean enough. It was not. Spent time cleaning it and all is well so far. Again thanks,
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34F93
well thanks again for all you help got alot of good responses most saying glow plug system there is a relay that goes bad very often and also the wiring that goes through the valve cover gaskets goes bad. This however was not my problem but may help future tec...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V53
This vehicle has 5 catalytic converters. We found one on the left side plugging. Also found left exhaust manifold gasket leaking under load. One of the left manifold bolts was broken also. What happened first is your guess. Chicken or the egg. Did the bolt bre... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 missfire), P0405 (Cylinder 5 missfire), P0406 (Cylinder 6 missfire).
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Temp Control VIN: 1GKDT13W0W
Vehicle fixed!!! I was able to get the actuator to move to the center by jumping the control circuit to power or ground, depending on what direction you want it to go. After centering the actuator, I installed it on the heater box and connected it. It worked...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L Trailer Brakes VIN: 1GTCK29U32
The 12v. wire on the frame leading to the brakes must have gotten hit by debris and broken, then was rubbing on the frame blowing the fuse. Repaired break and ran wire in heater hose to better protect it. Thanks for all your help.
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22592
Customer has not returned since informing him that the throttle body is the likely cause. he reports thet vehicle is working o.k. now.? Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle sensor low).
2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNKDA31A42
Thank you to all who replied, And especially to the two who informed me of the impending TSB. The dealer performed the update and all rattles have been squelched. THank you again for pointing us in the right direction.
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L System Flush VIN: 5AJGX2749V
Well, we had this Jag in, and am happy to say all went well.To the four that responded, Thank You for the input!.Per the recommendations, we did replace the problem prone water pump( original pump had a black impeller) with the updated white impellered pump, a...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L gauges,power windows VIN: 1J4GW68N2X
Thank you for all your help. The fix was replacing the PCM. The pcm was causing the bus line to breakdown communcation to the modules. Replaced pcm and all is good to go.
1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UZ30C8P
Thanks for all the replies, i found the car has solid lifters, also i asumed that if there is no spark that there would be no inj. pulse, but not on this car, it can have inj. pulse and no spark. I check the wires under manifold and checked both cam sensors as...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C1C
Thanks to those who responded. The vehicle would communicate using Generic OBD mode. In the rush of things I did not try the Generic mode before I posted the request. Shame on me. The car had a Cat.converter code and needed a Cat. to keep the light off. Thanks...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L windows VIN: 4M2ZU55P5X
Sorry for the slow reply on the mercury. The fix to this was the fact that the passanger side window was drawing too many amps, we got lucky and was able to get it to act up. If it wasnt for IATN I would bet there would be alot more cars NOT repaired. THANKS M...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Thanks guys for your replies. It was the intake valve timing sensor for that code. Leonard [...]. Wood Jr hit it on the money. It was a connector problem. I did replace the sensor even both sides but light still keep coming on right away. I followed what he said b... Trouble codes: P0158 (h02s2 b2), P1145 (left side cam sensor).
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1G3WX52H6Y
Hello, Finally got the vehicle to act up and found no output from ignition switch. Took switch apart and found contacts with burn spots. Replaced switch and vehicle has not been back. I had one reply on the security system, and two replies on the crank senso... Trouble codes: P0340, P0385.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NES2TXV
Even though my testing resulted in identical readings for injector resistance, flow and waveforms, the cause of this vehicle's misfire was a bad injector. I removed the fuel rail and switched the fuel injectors between #2, the original cylinder registering the... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 Sensor Heater Circuit B1S2), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire Detected).
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L poor pedal VIN: JT4RN63R2H
thanks guys it was air in the load sensing valve in the rear 15 minutes mon. morning and that pain is out of my hair - makes for a much better week - couldn't have done it without you
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73F65
Thank's everyone but this was a tech error. Went back in personaly and checked everything and found the plug wires were not routed properly. I looked at what the tech used and have to say the shop key print out was not to good but the tech should have known be...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C8U
We drove this car 30 miles on the interstate and when we stopped at the first light, the idle had dropped to normal. Perhaps there is a re-learning program in the ECM? In any case, cleaning the IAC fixed it. Most techs said cleaning usually isn't enough, but m...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWR881H0X
Once again the IATN members came to the rescue. The problem was the pinion part # 095-409-197-A and the bearing part # 095-409-193-B from VW. Bryon and Dave helped with three wire sensor location. Michael, Alex, Larry, Dewey and Mickey were right on with the d...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L coolant system VIN: 3VWCC21CO1
Thank You to all who replied to my help request-It was the water pump-the propeller was broken into 4 pieces and as one of you said with all the trouble involved it was a good idea to go ahead and replace the timing belt while there(78000 miles good time for p...
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