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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCDM19W2V
this vehicle has a fuel gauge that pulses when you use the turn signals,emergency flashers,also gauge jumps when you shift into gear.as the flasher relay clicks,the gauge will go back and forth in rithym to the relay.have other same type vehicles that do the s...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12T72
help this vehicle is driving us crazy it has a constant miss on cyl #3. it will even ste a missfire code for cyl #3. we have replaced the coil cap coli springs and boots checked the ground on the coil pack cover. we have checked the wiring for the coils for br... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire cyl 3)
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L 3800rpm limit VIN: 2G1WH55KX3
i have done everything i can think of to pinpiont the problem , i am thinking it needs to be flashed, the internal mode switch only comes on a few models and it is not adjustable , im sure if it sees park or neutral it will limit fuel or rpms !!! has any one s...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HU18Z52
Hello fellow IATN techs! This is an unusial situation for us! The only thing that was done diffrent was the spark plugs. The truck scopes fine, but the champion plugs were cross-refrenced by the parts store from the federal emissions decal from [...] to a n...
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Unknown VIN: SHHEP33592
Help!!. We changed all the engine mounts , total 3. all o.e.m. parts. The front mount, next to radiator was totally out. The whole body, have this vibration seems to be only in 3rd gear only, very slight in fourth gear, this always happens when you punch on th...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L timing VIN: L9ICM9434R
I had three techs look at this who have done many timing belts on other vehicles. Need help please
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L SRS Fault VIN: SAJDA24C6Y
Hi, This Jag has the SRS light on upon start up. It stays on for about 30 minutes and then turns itself off. I can't figure out how to get codes or determine why it will turn itself off. Has anyone seen this before? Thanks, Clint.
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Starting VIN: SAJAG52NX3
Hi Gents, I have this jaguar that came in on a tow truck. The owner and roadside assistance could not start the car. The car would run for two seconds and shut off. I then hoped into the car and the car did the same thing. I then pressed the remote control to ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L digital speedometer VIN: 1LNLM82W8T
Speedometer has a varying speed displayed, with engine running, and car stationary. Odometer also shows mileage acumulating. Speedo reads reads zero, with VSS unpluged. Reads zero with VSS connected, but removed from trans. Snapon scanner shows zero MPH, while...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBBA45AXD
I appreciate any help you can offer on this car. Customer had his car washed, and then it started to run terribly with a single cylinder miss and poor performance. The car wash detail seems to be unrelated. When he brought the car in, cylinder 7 was dead. Afte...
1989 Pontiac 6000 LE 2.5L engine oil pump VIN: 1G2AF51R9K
I am not sure of the appropriate way to list this or make this request...the problem of repair is solved, once I find an affordable part. This is a cheap relative's car. It has a broken casing on its wierd oil pump that was only used for a short period of tim...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.3L No Start
does anyone know of agood way to test the ignition module on this saab. Mitchell does not give a good test for this. I do not have the saab tester to fire the coils. I do not know what kind of signal i should get from the pcm on which wires. I do get batt. and...
1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, electrical sys malfu VIN: YV1AX8842K
Car belongs to a friend who recently purchased it from a car lot on a "cash only clearance" deal, which means heap that we cant get rid of otherwise... had car about 3 months with no problem and then complained of battery dead/jump start needed even after driv... Trouble codes: 143 (knock sensor/circuit fault)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L serpentine belt VIN: 2GCEK19T3X
Thanks for all the help. I overhauled the ac system new compressor and all the necc. components. The trucks been gone a couple of weeks now and hasn't thrown a belt yet. So I going to say its fixed. Again thanks for all the replies.
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 8.1L steering VIN: 1GCHG35G22
all of the replies were valid. this one turned out to be excessive weight load and distribution and alignment. thanks again for all of your help.
1995 Dodge Viper 8.0L reverse VIN: 1B3BR65E8S
Thanks for all the help! Called the Dodge dealer but no internal parts are available thru them. Found manual-transmission.com and they had all the parts I needed. Transmission comes out very easy and only had to remove the end housing to access rev. gear. Dog ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HD56R1X
Customer has not returned for service yet due to his busy schedule. Some of the replies said to check for an injector stuck open or sticky egr valve. I am thinking this engine runs way to smooth for that to be a problem but it will be a good place to start. An... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L p0753 VIN: 3B7HF12Y2X
Most of the replies received were very helpful. After going back and rechecking the wiring several times we could not find any electrical problems so we replaced the pcm three days ago. The truck has not acted up since so i'm calling this one fixed. Thanks eve...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L lifters VIN: 2FMDA5144T
thanks everybody for the replies the fix was run trans fluid for about 4 days and all lifter noise is gone. changed oil w good oil and filter wait & see hopefully it stays quiet thanks for your time mike
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, odor fuel VIN: 1HGCG164OW
Upon further inspecting it was determined that the hose on top of gas tank was swollen and causing the leak odor. We suggested to drop tank replace all associated hoses and the valves. Customer declined work due to lack of funds, waiting on income tax refund w... Trouble codes: P1456.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L ignition tumbler VIN: WDBBA45AXD
Thank you for all your help. It was interesting to see how varied the responses were coming from some of the most respected members of Iatn. It seems that the tumbler is the most common problem, but enough people have been bitten by only replacing the tumbler,...
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Well as expected I got alot of response backing up what I felt the problem has to be. Next step is the timing chain and cam button . Once again I will state that the magnet is still there which is what threw me a loop on this one. You live...you learn. So the ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor inop).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA29M1X
Thanks for all the help i have nto had a chance to get this car back in the shop but when i do i will try to let you know how i made out Trouble codes: P0300 (16684 misfire recognised), P0303 (16687 cyl 3 misfire detected), P0304 (16688 cyl 4 misfire detected), P0302 (16686 cyl 2 misfire detected), P1300 (17708 misfire recognised reason fuel shortage error occure intermintent).
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