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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starts & dies VIN: 1G4HP53LXN
Vehicle came in with a simple starts & dies complaint & says Check eng. light comes on(at times)when it does start.Normally I would just sell him an IAC solenoid. But there are history codes for TPS voltage high AND O2 sensor rich. So I look at scanner data to...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3HH46FOV
Hi guys this car won`t start checked asd relay and there`s no computor ground from pcm to asd the power side checks out good ground wire from pcm to asd is good power and grounds check out good to the computor.also monator will not communicate with the pcm any...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L govenor pressure VIN: 1B7HFL326Y
Truck came in with a p1764 govenor pressure sensor volts low. When the code was cleared it would return as soon as you checked the codes again. The trans pan came off and there was no debris in the pan at all so we replaced the govenor pressure soleniod and se...
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTEX08LXC
customer came in and wanted the champion plugs removed and the correct ones installed because he was having a misfire,surge or cut out feeling at times. i replace spark plugs with autolites double platnum oe type. vehicle ran fine. customer came back later say...
1984 Honda Accord LX 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGAD5435E
i have a problem with my customer 1984 honda acc. everything seen to be ok. however, owner complained that engine cut out at high speed while driving and can not start back when hot. and engine start and then dies when it is cold.
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7157P
hi guys i need some ideas.this is my sons car in college 80 miles away.last summer it had an intermitant no start a freind at honda told me it was probably the main relay on left side of steering column.i replaced it problem went away.about a month ago he told...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 1HGEJ8129W
Hey Guys Thanks in advance. This is my own car. I've had it 4 years. Whenever you lug the motor down you can hear it ping. I tried to adjust the timing but when I jump the set timing connector it doesn't really make any change (have seen other honda's do this)...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L axle seals VIN: JT3HN86R9X
Hello fellow IATNers, Has anyone had repeated failures of the rear axle seals on these [...]? I replaced both seals on both sides of the rear differential about 10k ago. The left side is fine, the right side is leaking hard again. I replaced both seals, a...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG28K3X
This car has mil light on and cold idle problem when sits overnight outside. Seems like no fast idle when engine is cold. But when park inside garage overnight, it won't stall at all. Once engine warms it idles perfect and no driveablity problem. The service c... Trouble codes: P0446

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAAM32030
Hallo,nearly everybody was unaminously of the opinion that the light I described is for the 'oil level indicator'.And a very common problem.Most suggested to replace oil level sensor in sump.One of you suggested to take out sensor and clean it and make sure ca...
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCT18Z7K
OK, deep breath here. Thanks to everybody who read or responded to my help request. Rusty from MASS was 1st out of the chute. Michael from North Calif/Robert from MASS/Ken from North Calif/Jervis from NC all had the same 37 sec. diagnosis. Edwin from NY knew I...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L trans shifting VIN: 1G1BL52PXT
thanks for all the help info. 1 reply almost hit it on the money. the key was that the codes did not match for the car. found out that the pcm was not the original but was out of a 6 speed donor car instead of an automatic. had pcm reprogammed and out the door... Trouble codes: P1652, P1664.
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L climate control VIN: 1G1YY22G9V
Thanks for all your help guys. Pulled mode door motor and operated by hand. At first it seemed like every other time before. But after about twenty times opening and closing with my fingers the blend door for the driver side once it hung up about 3/4 closed . ...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L rear brake lights VIN: R3V1567807
After a lot of searching and listening to very good suggestions from our I.A.T.N. members,I have to say that this one is repaired.I found where the white wire was going to the upper brake lite as the others were disconnected,and cut the wire to the light at th...
1998 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L parking/brake lights VIN: 2G1WL152M2
The culprit of this car problem is turn signal switch as it controls the tail lights, brake/signal and hazzards lights. Thanks for all the help from this great IATN team members./Charles.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L SAI and monitor woes VIN: 1GNDT13W51
After 4 or 5 days of the customer driving the truck, it came back. I scanned the monitor readiness and the cat monitor finally ran but the secondary air and evap did not. The evap is being suspended by the secondary air. Through the Tech 2, I forced the evap t...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L torc convertor VIN: 1GNDT13S34
A week later the vehicle came back with a service engine lite on. PO 410 code which ended up being a froze up smog pump. Ended up replacing the smog pump which fixed the PO 410 code. Then I started to check the trans. chatter or skip. Through the IATN members ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L cluster VIN: 2B6HB11ZOX
Thanks to Louis, Brian, Kyle, Bill, Pete, Richard and Gene. I checked everything you guys talked about and found these answers... Nothing changed when PCM, air bag module, or ABS units were unplugged, Cluster produces bias voltage, and this cluster doesn't get...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU32X0M
Excellent replies on this one that I hope will help someone with future issues. Many of you were concerned with grounds being affected and Stephen from California took the time to list pins and grounds and the proper way to check them...alas before I posted I ...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Overheats under load VIN: 1FAFP38361
Thanks to all the responses on this one. A few of you led me in the direction I needed to be. I had no idea that Ford was running these Z techs so hot to begin with. The thermostat on that engine is not fully open until 239 degrees. I could not reconcile in my...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBDA29D74
The EZL was not sending a signal, replaced and runs beautiful!!!thanx for all of your help!!
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L alarm system VIN: WDBEA30D7L
Thanks for all the replys, with the cost of the door handle and the fact that the customer is selling the car he chose to disconnect the system by unpluging the contol module. thanks again
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Warning Lights VIN: 1MEFM50U23
We were kind of on our own on this one and I called the customer a couple of days ago and he reports he has not had any re-occurance of symptom after 3 weeks. After I posted, I did get the problem to occur one time. I was coasting about 20 mph slowing down for...
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LSS 3.8L cruise is not workin VIN: 1G3HY5216S
manually control where ok, pcm ok wiring ok, the new servo from gm was defectove, not opening vaccum solenoid, first time that i have a defective part, it is allways good not to thrust even a new part. thank you everyone for your time and help. i replace for... Trouble codes: P1565 (servo position failure).
1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5516P
none of the replies hit the nail. you must view each code one at a time until the first code comes up again, then you can clear them using the hold the button for 5 sec. twice method. after I did that only the rich limit code came back. after repairing the las... Trouble codes: 314 (no signal from cam sensor).
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