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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAAA2308H
This car will inter.start surging, only slightly, while driving then no longer accept throttle inputs. If you dont catch it,it will stall. When this happens the temp gage bounces or goes up to high, but the engine is not getting hot. When all of this happens, ... Trouble codes: 10 (o2 control)
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBACB4326S
Hi techs i an working with this BMW THAT KEEPS IDLE SURGING (HUNTING) COLD ONLY EVEN STALLING IF YOU LET IT RUN FOR 5 MINUTEST IT IS GOOD AFTER THAT. IT STARTS FINE COLD IDLES GOOD FOR A FEW SECONDS THAN THE SURGING STARTS, I FEELS LIKE A BAD IDLE CONTROL VALV...
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1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L High Idle VIN: 1GCDT14Z0K
This truck has a high idle. Came in with O2 dead, replaced O2 sensor and now has switching O2 and closed loop. Found IAC unable to extend, replaced IAC motor. I can plug the IAC bypass and achieve a perfect idle, as low as 500 rpm's or even less with no vacuum...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54R4L
Ok, this 90 Lumina comes in on the hook, wont start, the battery was dead, so we charged it up, and the car starts, get ready to back it out for road test, and it dies, Wont resart. good spark, no injector pulse, check all the wiring, cleaned connections, car ...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Ball Joint / Steering Rack VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
This PT Cruiser keeps coming back for suspension noise. After the previous repairs, it seems ok for awhile then returns. The problem now is a loud knocking in the front end when turning over bumps. The only noticeable loosness is in the rf lwr ball joint, bu...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Electronic VIN: 1BMF33641J
This truck will set the code everytime you go down the highway under moderate throttle. We have scoped the sensor wire and the voltage does in fact go over the 4.79 volts for 8.5 seconds which is required to set the code. We have installed a gauge on the gov p...
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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEE14Y1L
van came in with front brakes sliding on snow no rear brakes. checked rear brakes and right rear grease seal leaking . replaced rear brake shoes and adjust up. still no rear brakes . bled brakes and kept getting air out of left rear wheel cylinder. replaced wh...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F8T
truck has been to two dealers, & area diesel shop up the street know i got it. customer said afterdealer got done with it installing fuel filter & changing oil it started & ran ok for a day. then went back to not wanting to start or run well. took back to deal...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Heater VIN: 1FMPU18LWB
HI GUYS A ND GAL I HAVE THIS EXPEDITION HERE CAME IN FOR NO HEAT . THE ACTUATOR MOTOR WAS NOT OPERATING AND THAT IS FIXED. I HAD NOTICE BEFORE I REPLACED THE MOTOR THE HEATER HOSES WERE NOT GETTING WARM. THE UPPER RADIATO HOSE GETS WARM AND IN THE SCAN I SEE T...
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L ping VIN: 2FMZA50694
i have a customer with a steady ping under a slight load at highway speed. this vehicle is still under manufacturers warranty,and has had this problem since new. i have never had the chance to check anything myself,but the ford dealer has tried ,unsuccessfully...
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1995 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GKCS13W5S
95 gmc jimmy a/t 4.3 w engine. got good fuel pressure and runs great till warm and cuts out, then wont start till cooled down.holds 55-60 lbs fuel pressure.can't communicate thru obd11 connector-can i use aldl? doesn't have check engine light on.
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2000 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Lack Of Power VIN: JGTCS1955Y
Thanks for spending the time to read my post. I have a 00 Sonoma that we recieved from another shop that installed a short block from a 1996 S10 After doing some checking I know these are different blocks, But they reused the head off the 2000. The truck runs ...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L s light flashing VIN: 1HGCB766LA
Hello fellow members I got 90 accord killing me it first came to me with s light flashing no 1st or overdrive checked codes got 7 for a solenoid ,test per all data checked good ,cleared codes nexted day and drove and I thought all was well intil she got warm t...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Unknown VIN: JHMCB7657P
This car was towed in to shop as it was stop shifting while driving. It will not shift to any gear and the engine is running and car is not moving. When the car arrived, I checked all the fluids level and they are o'k. I started the car and put in drive, the c...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7130T
I own a used car lot and have my Ford Senior Master Tech background so these Honda's really are "foreign" to me! I purchased this Accord to resale. Had check engine lamp on (believe unrelated)-replaced busted fuel cap and repaired "holy" EGR vacuum line to add... Trouble codes: P0401, P0441
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L quicjk shift, no kickdown VIN: WDBGA433E9
HEY BENZ GUYS, I NEED SOME HELP. I HAVE A 96 S320 THAT SHIFTS ALL GEARS AND LOCKUP BY 20MPH. IF I GIVE IT FULL TROTTLE IT WON'T KICK DOWN INTO A ANY LOWER GEARS OR HOLD A GEAR FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME. AT A STOP IS THE ONLY TIME IT SEEMS TO DOWNSHIFT. IF I MANUA...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L pressure plate VIN: 4A3AE55H81
I have put in a lot of clutches, I dont think I have run in to this problem before. I have got all bell housing bolts and trans will slide back about 1.5 inches. I cant seem to get it the rest of the way back. I did notice that the fly wheel has got bolts on e...
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1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Auto climate control VIN: 1G2HX52K7V
Customer came in with a no heat symptom. Customer stated there has been no coolant services done in a year or so there should be no air pockets. The auto climate control display will flash only sometimes but when it does the heat will go cooler (not cold) and ...
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1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L computer, trans VIN: 1G8ZH528XW
we have this saturn that came in with reverse gear slipping and it had a code for 2nd gear ratio fault. i was told it had bad trans so we installed a used one and now the chack enging light is on with many codes so we called wrecking yard they said computer ha...
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5275Y
Last week I replaced on this Saturn the evap vent solenoid,the evap purge solenoid and gas cap I also used the Snap-On smoke machine to check if there was any leak and the system is ok,after a week code Po442 will be on,all parts used are new original Saturn p... Trouble codes: P0442
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
This 4-runner runs very well. The only customer complaint is when cold, it wont start right away. Usually will start on the second time, sometimes third. The first time I saw it was simply to replace the fuel filter at customers request(he couldnt get it off)....
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L control unit VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Hello I was wondering if the ABS controller requires a software download. Or is it just a plug in? The dealer closest says it needs a download but I read here on IATN that it is plug and play. The customer brought in because of problems with tranny and check e...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Forward engagement VIN: WAUJT68E62
Thanks to the three members that responded. (Dan, Jeff & Conrad) The customer has not returned with the vehicle. If he does, and there is anything significant to add I will post it. At this time there seems to be no remedies to problems this trans exhibits oth...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L abs, traction control, aircon controls or function VIN: WBABS53412
Hello all, I am closing the post because it is a requirement for me to and I have no input for the vehicle. I do have some software for the e46 and others, fedex on the way, to fix the vehicle. Thanks anyway. p.s. I know of he connector you talk about but not ...
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1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G4NJ52M7T
After ck everything out we found what Mark [...] suggested the pcm was not geting the security signal from the dash cluster. took some time and had the dash all out. found a used dash cluster adn all is well. thank every one for the replys. thanks Mark you had thi... Trouble codes: P1629.
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1998 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCCS14XXW
you guys are great!!! thanks for all the replies, some of you were close but several hit this one on the head. i pulled the dist to have a look at the teeth on the gear, they were half wore down! i installed a new dist after using a cutting burr to put an adju... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire).
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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Indianapolis 500 Pace Car 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX12K3X
Fix was air flow sensor replacement. Although it never hard failed. Fortunately during one of many road tests monitoring data, vehicle stalled and would not restart. I disconnected MAF to get substitute value and it started. Would have completed two weeks ago ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19W91
thanks for all info and for all whom took time to read. after many gruling hours of hitting the brick wall, we called a help hot-line and they faxed to us a tsb for shimming the crank sensor. i have seen a similar tsb for the same repair but the problem was du...
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1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XV66R2N
Thank you all for your valued information. I did all the test recomended, found the correct voltage at the pump finally after I did it correctly (thanks to you guys). Since I had good voltage and no pump action, no codes for crank sensor or any other codes I r...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3HE66G7X
Thankyou to all that sent replies, the car has a few issues, I kept the vehicle and ran it at the shop for over 2 hours, the vehicle finally stalled and I had a fuel pressure gauge on it, the fuel pump had heated up and cause the pressure to fail, that was the...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Heads VIN: 4C3AG52H71
We got it back together. It had some performance problems that needed to be resolved before I could post the fix. Thank You ALL.
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1FLAP624VH
thanks to all the techs that gave us a direction to go to, after checking all the front & rear suspension and rechecking the brake system, we found everthing in good order. The vehicle tracked straight when braking and had no pull driving down the road.There w...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1727X
Sorry for having to post a unfixed vehicle, this is aggravating. We had to tow truck back from Ford dealership. Believe I will need to give up on this one too. Customers will take vehicle to another shop. Ford acted as if it would not be worth fixing. They spe...
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1988 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L boot VIN: 1JCML7816J
hi thanks to all who replied. Robert from Iowa hit it on the head. it seemed like a simple problem but nobody in our shop could rember how it came off and not wanting to destroy something i made a post. thanks again to all who replied. kyle
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Right Front Speed Sensor VIN: WDB2030611
Hi everybody, thanks for all the helps, i ordered a used wheel hub and fixed it on the car and everything was ok. Best Regards.
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM75W5N
Thanks guys for the help. First thing I did was checked PFE for EGR and sensor was bad I replaced it and rechecked system, it still had lean codes and system still was eratic on o2 readings and right o2 wasn't reading sometimes I replaced right o2 and rechecke... Trouble codes: 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low), 172 (koer ego not switching lean exhaust bank 1), 136 (koer ego ho2s-1 sw-lean exhaust bank 2), 327 (koeo egr evp/pfe/dpfe signal is low).
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU54E4W
Ok thanks to everyone that helped with this one as about 95% of you said it had bad intake maniflod gaskets. I replaced the gaskets but didnt reset the computer so when I started the truck up it still ran bad. I have never had a vehical do this to me before. ... Trouble codes: P0156, P0171 (system too lean B1), P0174 (system too lean B2), P1131 (lack of HO2s B1S1 indicates lean), P1151 (HO2s B2S1 Sw point indicates lean).
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
Thanks to all for help and car is mostly fixed. Last Sunday replaced All coils w/oem Nissan and Denso plat plugs (no oem on a Sunday!) and just got car back today. Customer very happy as car runs fine! but Check Engine light came on after a day or 2 w/code 430... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0430.
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L engine VIN: 1G3NL12F82
My customer came in today and I let him take the vehicle at no charge. My tech drove the vehicle home for three nights , (30 miles each way) with cust. permission trying to duplicate the problem. I provided all the replies from IATN and he has diaged on this v...
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1984 Toyota Pickup 2.4L charging system VIN: JT4RN65J8E
Thanks everyone for the replies, most said possible wrong alternator or regulator, however mine was correct, problem turned out to be bad regulator from the aftermarket, called dealer and could not even locate one in the state so I went ahead and tried another...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear interior lights, windows and switch illuminat VIN: 3VWSF29M4Y
I have to thank Brian from TX, Fred from OH, John from Ontario, and Howard from PA, they all nailed it. We wasted alot of time because just closing the door would jar the shorted contact that came apart in the dome lite, and make the short go away sometimes. W...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M11
we double check the quick connects at the turbo like a few of you told us to do and then we also found a rubber hose that looked deteriated. Let customer have the car 2 weeks ago and light has not come back on yet. So hopefully its fixed. Trouble codes: P1297 (Connection charger to throttle valve pressure droped), P1176 (Bank 1 Lambda correction downstream of catalyst controll limit attained), P0140 (No O2 activity bank 1 sensor 2).
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