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1995 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GCGK29F9S
The best description for the symptoms (I haven't gotten the truck yet) is a vapor lock type problem. Runs fine down the highway, starts great, never dies, etc. Kill it when hot, go in and eat or wait approx 30 minutes, then start it and it will run for approx ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Odometer VIN: 2G1WL52M7T
Good afternoon IATN members, I have this Chev Lumina in the shop with the instrument clucter reading Km/h. Customer claims it used to read MPH but switched over for no apparent reason. I checked Alldata, they made reference to a switch but can't find any locat...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16T2Y
(p1415) we tested the air injection system and all components check out ok. we commanded the air pump to turn on with a scan tool and air is present at outlet of the air shut off valve. the monitor looks for two things when setting a dtc, (1) the ho2s voltage ... Trouble codes: P1415 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 1), P1518 (Throttle Actuator Control Module)
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no 3rd gear VIN: 1GNDT13S32
I am using a OTC Genysis for monitoring the data stream during road test and the 1-2 and 2-3 solenoids don't ever turn on. Could be a short coming of the Genysis. I am puzzled by the fact I am not getting any transmission codes. When the pan was removed there ...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L air bag light VIN: 2G1WF52E93
My history on this car is sketchy at best. Only concern at this point is the light,all other body functions seem ok. After checking and comparing the VIN in the SDM PCM & BCM, I recomended a new SDM. I had seen a number of TSB's related to this and tried to be...
1998 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L Air con controls VIN: 1C4GHB4RUW
On start up, occasionally, the aircon system appears to function properly with all knobs and buttons responding (apart from the rear wiper as discussed), then the leds on the buttons start flashing together and the system seems to shut down, this does also som...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL2HN8Y
I had a 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab in the shop yesterday evening with PO303 stored. With the MT2500 scanner monitoring misfires #3 cylinder is showing slow but steady misfire counts counting up at idle. Customer is complaining of poor gas mileage but not the s... Trouble codes: P0303
1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9897J
Injector does not fire. Plenty of spark, verified 5V supply to fuel injector. Verified no short to ground on injector wire to ECA. KOEO test with MT2500 scan tool gets no response. Fuel pump runs continuously with key on. ECA buried behind center of dash so ac...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Front pads VIN: 2FMDA5148W
This cusotmer is stating her pads are wearing out to fast. everything looks ok, wondering if anyone has run across this. She says she had a brake job done with oem spec pads and worn down in less then a year. the next shop did a brake job with heavy duty pads ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDAF57P73
HELP!!! This F-550 keeps blowing fuse #22. When it does it kills the truck. Course it will never do it for me. This is a forest fire truck. I keep hearing these stories of the fire fighters needing to leave an area QUICKLY and can't. Pops the fuse and truck is...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ1WC12
Is this 5.9 an interferance fit? Was towed in whith a broken timing chain. Interesting enough, has a newly planted water pump...Humm... I would like to make sure this in not a valve kisser before making a qoute. Anything else I should watch out for??? TIA.
2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FFS8S7Y
This Jeep came in with a rough running when hot and service engine light on. Codes P0132 and P0138 for shorted O2's were in the system. We went through the Alldata diagnostic tree and condemned the upstream O2. The wiring for the rear O2 was dragging on the dr... Trouble codes: P0132 (o2s 1/1 shorted to voltage), P0138 (o2s 1/2 shorted to voltage)
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L rear wiper/dome lights VIN: SALHC1348S
The vehicle is new to us. Customer complaint is rear wiper is inop, and dome lights come on when engine is running. Rave shows the dome [...] controlled by switch on dash and Multi Funtion Unit(MFU). Rave shows the rear wipers controlled by a relay and the MFU...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Odometer VIN: 1LNHM86S82
This vehicle is a recent transplant from Canada. The odometer reads in kilometers. The owner would like to change it to miles. I've read the owners manual, Alldata, IATN , and a general search of the internet and came up with no info. There is no button in the...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
attempted to smog died at idle test, scan code, no recorded data-all appeared normal.test maf ok, iac counts on scan data rise as ecm attempts to control idle speed. found tsb for same complaint w code p0505 called dealer no help please help if you can
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F21
Customers complaint was low idle and surge. By the time I looked at it had a p0300. only happens at idle. misfire count happens on all cylinders but #2 is worse than others. Count can get as high as 10 on #2 and 5 on other cylinders before resetting to zero. V... Trouble codes: P0300

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Oil Press Warn Light VIN: WAUCB28D0X
Thanks to all who replied; the vast majority of the respondents indicated that the problem is with sludge in the oil pump pickup - a condition of which we were aware by researching previous threads before I submitted my request. I just thought that the intermi...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L inst cluster VIN: TRUUT28N51
from all the advice i recieved on the board. i decided to indeed send this to the local audi dealer for replacement and programming. thank you for all replies on this subject. it is appreciated
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L service engine lt & running lights VIN: 1GCCS1448W
Thanks to those who responded. I started from scratch & reinstalled the new ign switch again, unhooked the battery for a couple of hours, ran the relearn on the passlock and then the vehicle would not start so I unhooked the battery overnight and the next morn...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
good morning to all.spoke with customer this am they are going to replace gas cap themselves and call me if problem persists.thanks to all and have a great weekend Trouble codes: P0442.
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L timing VIN: 2C3ED56F9R
found tsb in alldata no:9-12-93. it states that chysler has had cthis problem before; and to correct it you need to glue a plastic disc to the hydrolic tensioner. part # 4663580 TENSIONER SNUBBER and part # 4467709 - glue. keeping fingers crossed on this one. ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L timing belt VIN: 2B4GP4438W
Alot of responses said to replace tensioner. Well the tensioner is not the hydraulic style on this van. All the guys in the shop looked at this van for about an hour one day and none of us could see any reason for this problem. So we cleaned all the pullies, a...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B4HS2826X
Hello all I received 6 replies concerning replacing the engine and leaving the trans in. All 6 stated it could be done, and they were right! The trans can be left in, but it is a tight fit. Half the responses told me to be wary of the left side motor mount. ...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L timing chain synch VIN: 2B3HD46RXX
The cam secondary chains are installed with the cam reference dots at 12 o'clock or 90 degrees from top on cylinder head surface; when installing the front primary ( long timing chain ), the two cam reference pointers (dots) end up at about 1 o'clock on both s...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L govenor pressure VIN: 1B7HFL326Y
I went back over this truck and finally found a very slightly over-sized female terminal end in the trans connector. Repaired and retested, everything is ok. I wanted to make sure of this before I closed this request. Thanks to all that helped.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L All Shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X0T
Well, this one is fixed thanks to 8 very helpful replies. 3 techs(Aaron, Matt and Anthony) mentioned the EPC solenoid and hit the nail right on the head. As soon as I replaced the EPC the trans shifted perfectly. Apparently the previous 4X4 problems that I fix...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Blend door VIN: 1FDKE30S1V
I never got back into this vehicle as the owner is unwilling to spend the $ on a heater since warmer weather is now here. Most replies pointed to a broken blend air door. I guess the actuator motor can fail but it's uncommon. There is a TSB re: the blend air d...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L multi systems VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
Well it is fixed I guess it is better to be lucky than good. Started checking grounds all were ok. Checked powers ok. Came back up from under dash and noticed the dash miles were lite. so I must have touch some loose wire. Pulled on harness and had a helper lo...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P95
Thanks to all who responded. Extra special thanks to Tom [...] who informed me there is an updated seperator from Ford and is covered under warranty. Did drain the water cleared code and drove 2x only for code to reappear.) I am sending customer to Ford for the up... Trouble codes: P2269.
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 1MEFM55S1Y
Well guys, 2 weeks out on the road, and we have a successful repair. It took 2 things, as we had 2 problems. The 1st was the sinking pedal, and Toms suggestion of a service bleed took care of that. The 2nd was the pedal drop , and that was the master cylinder,...
1990 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4P3CS44U4L
Thanks to Greag [...] for the help, you were dead on the capacitor was bad and we sent the brain out to Another bulls eye for the guys at iATN! We don`t replace a lot of ecus so sometimes its a good idea to get imput from other shops. Thanks again
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L axle seals VIN: JT3HN86R9X
27 people willing to lend a hand. This is why Iatn is a great resource. Anyway, as most all of the responses indicated, the vent tube was clogged solid. Replaced it as well as the seals again ( aargh ) and all is well. Oh well, at least I didn't have to buy an...
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