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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L head bolt threads VIN: 1G6KD54YX1
i have the heads off this northstar, & had them milled, need a timesert kit to do the head bolt holes. is there anybody reading this anywhere close to tulsa ok. who would like to make some money renting me this tool kit? please call [...]. i wanna do th...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L lock up VIN: 1GCGK29N5R
this truck is used for a lawn care business. it plows snow, pulls a lawn trailer or a leaf trailer all the time. it gets worked hard. came in with two complaints. one was a poor/inconsistant 1-2 and 4-3 shifts. fixed that with new shift solenoids and shift va...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS144XX
consistently , at 2,000 rpm up to 2,500 5th gear 80%load throttle varying between 1/2 to 3/4 multiple misfire on cyl. 1. scan data on 4 graph, (modis)confirms misfire.no other sensors are indicating changes during misfire. current ramping tests on injector cir... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L security VIN: 1GNDT13W7Y
Need help with this one. Have a security problem , Found TSB for codes. Found two lose wires in conector repaired came back 3 weeks later with codes only in history B2961,B2960 cleared codes came back 2 mounths later same thing it seams that cold weather effec...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L brakes VIN: 1GCEK19B35
Customer purchased from me a tire/wheel package (larger than original) for the truck. Wheels are 17"x 8.5". Tires are 295/70/17. Stock is 265/70/17. After installing wheels and tires customer came back complaining of a brake vibration. Said the tires were smoo...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HC56F7V
thanks in advance, we need some help from the chrysler guru's or driveability experts. this vehicle came in on a trailer, they had, had it to another shop who did a block test and told them it was ok, so the customer replaced the water pumpand timing belt hims...
1990 Dodge B250 5.2L propossching valve VIN: 2B6HB21Y6L
costumer say driving down the road brake pedal real hard like booster whent bad he replaced him self then he notice rear locking up. he took tires off and didn't notice anything brought van to us found same problem notice no fluid to rear took line off proposh...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25Z0T
I have a few questions for the Ford techs. This f-250 would not pass smog due to the readiness monitors refusing to show "ready" and codes P0135, P0141, and P0155. The monitors not ready were 1)secondary air system 2) Oxygen Sensor 3)Oxygen Sensor Heater 4)Egr... Trouble codes: P1351 (distributor), P1359 (distributor)
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5533J
Greetings all -- Probably a strange one here. Good spark and compression (for 230K mi). Was poor starting, crank good, but now it's starting very hard indeed, most times not at all. It'll start very briefly and stall, then just cranks. Once in a while you catc...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBLJ65G7W
Hi MB-Gurus & Fellows , Have this CLK320 here check out with my AST-Retriever found C1201 : BAS release switch A7/7s1 C1332 : BAS solenoid valve A7/7y1 C1120 : ESP yaw rate sensor : signal cable has open or short circuit. Someone can give me an idea ,where ar...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
This is for all you volvo guys. vehicle will not start unless you keep you foot on the gas pedal, the minute you release the pedal the and it will cough sputter and die. When running with pedal on gas vehicle misses badly and exhaust smells terrible. I checked... Trouble codes: 232

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1989 Acura Integra LS 1.6L No Start VIN: JH4DA3552K
Hello everyone thia old car needed a computer like most of u said. There was no referense voltage, replsased computer and she runs like a striped ass ape thanks to all and good bye have a good day and god bless
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF4324R
Hello BMW techs I would like to report that the crank position sensor was bad and we could not tell it was bad until we removed from the car and found out that the wiring was loose going into the sensor, but we never got any communication with the scanner, the...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L anti theft system VIN: 1GDF5244V7
hello techs i want to thank every one for there help on this vehicle it has been a hard one for me to figure out. i want to send out a special thanks to clint at our sister shop for all of his help. turns out the problem was in the quality of fuel in the tank,...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L belt VIN: 2CNBJ13C8Y
thanks for all the replies. the rattle in the exhaust was an easy fix but hard to find. the brace from the front of the muffler to the exhaust pipe had a crack in the weld. all we did was reweld it and no more rattle. some said the fan belt noise could be the ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Starting VIN: 2C3EL46X41
as usual most replies hit the nail on the head, the timing belt had six teeth missing and allowed one cam to jump. it didnt sound like the usual stripped belt noise. thanx for all the replies, iatn is the best tool in my box!!!
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starter VIN: 2B4GP44R5T
Thank you for all of the help and suggestions. It turned out to be a bad ignition switch. The switch was replaced and the problem is gone.
1996 Dodge Stratus 2.4L battery VIN: 1B3EJ46X3T
Hello and thank you for all the informative responses customer of this vehicle did not want to pay for the additional diagnostic time to trace the short.i did however try unpluging the trans controller and seat belt retractors to no avail. customer was content...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Driver Seat Belt VIN: 3B7NF1321X
Thanks to Iatn techs, I learned that the seat belt control timer under the center front seat can go bad and not allow power to the seat belt release mechanism. This was not on my wiring diagram from Mitchell books that I could find. A tech named Cam explained ...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IFTDFI5Y1L
well guys everybody lead me in the right place. the truck had a new fuel tank in it got to looking around and found that return line was kinked i felt kinda of stupid not thinking of it before hand well any way replace the fuel pump cause pressure was to holdi... Trouble codes: 18 (no tach signal).
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6638Y
I re-smoked the engine this morning while still cold and found a hairline crack in the plastic intake manifold just above the alternator, which appears to have been patched before, but was only visible with 'smoke and mirrors'. The big clue was that the O2's w... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean).
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L passenger heated seat VIN: 1GKFK66U11
thanks for all the help it was not a buckle the seat belt problem i was going to replace the element in the back but the owner has not brought the vehicle back i will update everybody when i know more thanks again
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
We finally just desided to replace the dist. Car has been running fine. Thanks for all the help.
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L radio and blower fan VIN: JT8BH28FXV
Thanks to all that helped. Disconnected cell phone module in right rear of trunk and everything worked properly. Its nice to be able to get quick accurate answers.Thanks again,Howard
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L passenger H.I.D. lamp VIN: 2T2HA31U64
Thank you everyone for all of the help. I found the problem to be, water in the lamp processor below the headlamp. I replaced the complete headlamp asssembly and the problem was resolved.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Left low beam HID bulb VIN: 1LNLM91V3V
Sorry I wasn't able to reply sooner because the bulb has been on back order. I got lucky and found a harness plug connector from a wire harness left over from another job. I was able to adapt the connector used with the redesigned HID bulb to the orginial wire...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
The problem was the hydrolic fan selonoid one of the tips was telling me just that. Thank you all for very good pointers.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y9Y
After running and driving this car for hours, finally, it crapped out long enough to determine that it was in fact an ignition system problem as I suspected. I checked the coil and even jumpered out an external coil to eliminate that possibility, the ignition ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor problem).
2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 5N1ED28T6Y
thanx for all replies, i replaced the maf sensor and got rid of the hesitation, but the knock sensor is still a problem, the customer will return when the car requires emission testing, iatn rocks!!! Trouble codes: P0325.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L power windows VIN: 1G2NW52M4V
Thanks to all that replied so promptly. Obviously, this is a common problem, as the majority of the replies said the window motors were at fault. You were all correct. It's a first for me to have all 4 motors need replacement. I guess as technicians we're alwa...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Mist function VIN: JF1SG65663
Got customer to come back and looked in his owners manual together and showed that the wipers were operating propely. Even with it in black and white in front of him he still insisted that when he bought the car when he pulled back on wiper switch it squirted ...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Clutch VIN: JF1GA29673
When we got this one back apart we checked the collar the throwout bearing rode on, crankshaft end play and the flywheel runout even though it was new. The disc showed signs of contact more to the outside edges of the disc and when we ran the flywheel in the s...
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD01VKM
On this car the switch fixed the light. It was on the back side of the dash next to the dash light dimmer. The strange thing is I could never get it to flash codes. I tried the jumper wire in the plug over the pass. front tire and would not get a flash. Then i...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L fluid VIN: 2T1KY32E03
thanks assumed transaxle and diff shared the same oil just wanted to be sure.
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