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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B9X
This car came in shop steady check engine light, code p1545, wont hardly run exhaust manifolds cherry red as if lean mixture or retarded timing. Suspect tps, dont want to throw parts at it.Any one out ther ran into this before? Found very little in archives, t... Trouble codes: P1545
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L starter VIN: WBAGJ8323W
hello german techs...not too familiar with bmw's but the boss just purchased this vehicle so now i'm stuck trying to fix this headache...first complain was stalling...scanned..p0340..cam sensor ckt..checked & replaced cam sensor..problem fixed...2nd complain w...
1996 Buick Century Special 3.1L fast idle VIN: 1G4AG85M9T
Work order say's "engine races cold". Spent some time trying to verify complaint. Finally figured out the symptom is the rpms will stay at the highest setting untill the key is cycled. If you start it cold, it will run at about 1150rpm. It will stay there thru...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G4CW52K6Y
This Buick came in with a service vehicle soon light on. Found DTC U1064 loss of communication with BCM. I checked power and grounds all good. Checked continuity on serial data line also good. I replaced BCM cleared all codes and sent the car on it's way. Came...
1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L cooling fans VIN: 1G6KS52Y1T
The cooling fans never come on, jumping the coolant temp wires does nothing, can anyone tell me if they have encountered one of these( Thanks
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1LD55M4S
This Corsica came from the machine shop for a no start. The customer drove to the grocery store and when he went to leave it didn't start. got it home somehow and then the parts throwing began. Finally he decided it needed head gaskets and took it up to the ma...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WN52M8S
this one came in with the converter glowing cherry red...inspection revealed check engine light on code 17 ect low input, found ect unplugged , spoke with customer and found that he unplugged it because fan was not working?.. plugged it back in and tested work...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Rediness Monitors VIN: 1GCCS1949W
This vehicle came in for Emission Test Failure. CMP Failure code P0342 and Rediness Monitors Catalyst and Evap Not set. Code was easy, defect cam shaft pos sensor. Replaced, MIL off after 2 starts. No other codes or pending. Ran Drive Cycle 3 times with cooldo...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1G1YY22G7W
Fellow Techs, This customer called to tell me his fuel gauge is not working properly, and was wondering if I'd heard of this before. He says it is full of fuel, but the Driver's Info Center says only 200 miles left in tank and fuel gauge shows about 5/8. I ha...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E1Y
Well it came in for engine light on, runs fine. Found two codes 131 137 both sensors low voltage. Test drove after clearing the codes saw open loop not only at wide open throttle but also at closed throttle sometimes. At one point we went to open loop and the ... Trouble codes: P0131, P00, 137 (sensor 12 low voltage)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U71
cutomer customer changed plugs and wires him self , truck seems to run fine until you get on freeway going about 60 and the check engine lite starts flashing, check for codes and it has code p0300 it says random missfire. checked missfire data and shows cylind... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire)
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCJK33193
Customer brough vehicle in after diag at dealer to replace 8 injectors. After replacing all injectors vehicle will not start. Is there a special way to prime these injectors, or what am I doing wrong to get this vehicle to start?
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNEK13T42
hello, and thanks for reading.customer said fuel pump was "whining", and a couple of days later the noise went away. next day the misfires started,multiple cyls,particularly 2 and 7,under all conditions.fuel filter was restricted,then exploded,causing the soun... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L major leak VIN: 1GCEC14X64
Vehicle came in today with fuel leak at injector assy. Removed connector and foudn fuel spraying out of housing. What im wondering i did not replace the fuel pressure regulator when i replaced housing is it possible its sticking? And i was also wondering about...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H9X
customer backed car out of garage stalled and had a NO BUS message on odometer. towed in with no spark and injector pulse. installed dist.and crank sensor. now have spark and pulse but still no start. scoped all signals back to pcm all good, grounds good,check...
1988 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Runs rich VIN: 2B4FK41K8J
Vehicle came in high idle problem all the time; data from the ECM showed MAP fixed @ 5.0V; backprobed the MAP and found indeed it was fixed @ 5.0V. Replaced MAP and output voltage now was varying and idle speed would drop down as it warmed up. However, O2 sens... Trouble codes: 52 (System rich)
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Transmission VIN: 3B7HF1325Y
After driving 30 to 40 miles the truck will jump out of overdrive, the overdrive light comes on, and the overdrive button on the the shifter is inoperative until the truck is shut off. As described above, we overhauled the transmission, replaced the pcm, and c...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2D8GP74L13
vehicle shows misfire counters on #3& #6 cyls at idle - clear codes & drive, the codes won't come back until sitting at idle for a period of time. the #3 & 6 coils are together & show a much weaker spark than all the others, so we replaced the coil & got the s... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3 cyl), P0306 (misfire 6 cyl)
1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4E3AL54F6S
I am thinking about buying this car for my wife ( the price is very right on it ) I don't know much about these cars tho. I know the engine is the 2.0 Turbo " I think they are 4G63 engins" But the problem is when you first start the car when it is cold and pul...
1994 Ford F600 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF60JXR
This truck has no spark. A road mechanic has already tryed a new ignition coil. The problem is that we don't have repair information on hand pertaining to this truck. The local Ford dealer does not work on trucks larger than an F350. Therefore, it was towed to...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L headlight switch VIN: 2FALP74W0S
i hope someone out there knows where i can purchase dash illumination bulbs for the headlight switch for this crown vic. it has the rotary switch with auto lamp. the bulbs are of two styles. one is about 1.75 inches long, has a black plastic shank with a tiny ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter solenoid VIN: 2FMZA5141X
after approx. 20 to 30 km the od off lamp begins to flash and has a hard 1 2 shift . scan faults and po741 appears. clear codes and all shifts are normal again for about 20 km when problem reappears.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1667Y
Hello all, I have this Expidition here that died on customer. Cranks strong, good compression, fuel pressure (40psi), good spark and injector pulse. still no start. I have everything I should have to start this vehicle, but it doesnt even sputter. Tried false ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50U5Y
Gets the Code PO340 for CMP sensor circuit. Clear it and it comes back soon. Also runs kinda ragged, rough, and might stall at idle. I read the archives and found the DPFE can cause this code. The DPFE was replaced about 6 months ago with a plastic Ford part f... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L51
This vehicle is really becoming a headache. Vehicle sets both codes po171 and p0174 within 3-4 days of being cleared. I have already replaced maf and pcv valve and hose service kit. Maf was reading low and pcv hose was leaking. I have disconnected batt for ove... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Hello there fellow techs! We are at our wits end with this one. Truck came in 3 weeks ago for a no-start when cold, replaced defective glow plug relay - problem solved. Truck came back about 10 days later with a random stall. No codes in computer, we replaced ... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP voltage not at expected level - Sets when cranking after stall)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTNE24L34
The problem is very intermittent and not present now. I've inspected the wiring close to the airbag and the wiring close to the airbag module(under drivers seat) and under the drivers door sill trim. I'm wondering if there are any pattern failures with these.
1992 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GKEC16K1M
Hey guys, I have a big problem with this Suburban. The customer towed it in three days ago with a no start. He says it just died while driving. He was here 8 days ago and had codes for the tps and many others too, I didn't save them and he has since cleared th...
1994 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKEL19W3R
blows ecmb fuse when shifted into reverse. checked fuel pump amps (9)amps checked fuel pump rpm around 6600rpm checked wires and relays going to fuel pump look ok the only thing that i see going to the ecmb fuse is the fuel pump,and ecm. runs great all the ti...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKRL18631
Vehicle steering will not return to center when in a VERY slow left turn to the lock.(All the way left in a parking lot or turn-around). Has equal turns of steering whl. lock to lock, align. readings are perfect, tires in excellent condition & have been rotate...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L blower VIN: SAJEA71C34
This vehicle came in with a no inside blower operation. We have no way to look at live data or perform activations. As best we could diagnose with the diagrams, it appeared to be the blower motor control module. We installed a new one from Jag (part#C2C-021158...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L engine VIN: 1J4GW58N8X
i have a jeep that dies it will crank back after 15 min to an hour fuel pressure is ok current ramped the pump ok i can get it to act up for me and it is the customers only ride so she cant leave it, i really cant say what its missing, it does show that it has...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cool fan relay VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Hi Guys and Gals, Today I'm asking how the heck you guys are getting to the cooling fan relay for replacement on this Grand Cherokee. This thing is under the rt headlight bucket and I can bearly see it with a mirror let alone get my hands in there. Surley you ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Front Differential VIN: 1J4GW68NXX
This vehicle had a bearing noise in the front differential. We tore it down and found a bad carrier bearing. Also noticed that someone had been into it before because it had blue sealer on the inspection cover and the carrier was loose in the case not much pre...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S24
im having a problem with code 442 i have done a smoke check and a pressure check on the system and it shows no leak present.i dont have a drb 111 to check the system and i cant activate the leak dedection pump or vent valve with the snap on scanner .to close t... Trouble codes: 442 (small leak in evap system)
1987 Mazda 323 1.6L Driver Window VIN: JN1BF2228T
I have a 1987 Mazda 323, with a driver power window that is missing parts. I need the bracket that holds the power window motor to the regulator. Someone has been in the door and removed the power window assembly. Mazda sent me everything except that bracket, ...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
short term fuel trim shoots up to limit at idle every time. passes all test from alldata for code 0171. no vac leaks by smoke machine. as soon as you leave idle, short term drops right to 0 or threre about. vehicle runs great. no drivability problems at all. s... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Right front window VIN: WDBJH65F2W
Appreciate any help with this car. First complaint was driver's seat and window were inop. Customer didn't realize that the outside mirror was also inop. Replace window switch assy in center console and now have everything work except for the right front windo...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition/key operation VIN: WDBRF64J11
Vehicle was brought in for a no start condition after sitting overnight. Key would not unlock doors and no accessories would function. Customer was able to start car by jumping and drove in. During drive in, customer noted the message "visit light sensor works...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
HELP!!! I'm loosing my mind on this car. This is the third maxima we've had in as many months, with the same problem. None of which we have been able to fix. So here's the problem. The customer just recently bought the car from a used car lot, so I have no his...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU3107T
Stalls on decel tried MAF,TPS,ECM,and replaced intake gasket. stumpet badly pleas help.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0T
cold start interm. no start light on can only pull flash codes 234 313 428 off light on dash security light on dash inop possible prob.has bad ignition switch but can wiggle and start. any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 234 (313 -), 313 (428 -), 428
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8BT08V45
Hi folks Nissan x-trail - same engine as Altima 2.5 (X-Trail is Canada only) - rough running, stall on startup - appears to be overfueling - plugs are black. No info from Mitchell, limited help from Nissan dealer. We have no info on P0011 - timing advance pro... Trouble codes: P0011
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52L8R
My first post to IATN for help was very surprising of the amount of help offered, and indeed a real fix was determined from the help received. Thanks to all who helped. Now I have another real bad problem with a 1994 Olds. 88, 3.8L, vin code (L). This vehicle...
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L abs VIN: 1GHDX03E0Y
to all gm techs, help. i have this 2000 olds silhouette with an intermitant abs light coming on and the abs pump intermitanly activating. the customer is worried because sometimes the pump activates when she needs to stop and the pedal starts moving down with ...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L anti theft system VIN: 1G3NK12T01
Hello group and thanks for your time. This Olds Alero has been a problem for quite a while. It came to me after the dealer through up their hands. The vehicle will intermittantly not start and have to be towed in. Cranks, no start. Code p1632, Anti theft alar...
1993 Other Asian scizum 1.0L Mechanical VIN: 1G1NE52M3W
Hello all. We need torq. specs. on this little thing. cyl. head bolts, and exhaust manifold torq. specs. thanks for any info given. we had no idea what we were getting into. It seems to be a mazda / suzuki engine?
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD6858X
This subaru came in for 2 oil leaks. I pulled the engine out to replace the plastic baffle plate with the updated aluminum piece and also did the valve cover gaskets. I then put the engine back in and now have an overheating problem. I put a new OEM T-Stat in ...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pressure plate VIN: 4S3BH66541
This car came in with a clutch slippage condition and an owner comment that way before clutch slippage started, the car would shake badly when releasing the clutch after the vehicle had been driven 50-75 miles. Ok, past expirience dictated that flywheel was wa...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69614
as soon as you turn the key on the 1086 code sets i have cleared it and before even starting vehicle it resets we have mitchell on demand and this code or definition is not even listed any information would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 1086 (manf. fuel air metering)
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HN86R9V
Vehicle came in with customer complaining of poor performance. We replaced the fuel filter and spark plugs. Vehicle was gone for a week and came back with sluggish performance and fuel economy having dropped by 1/2. Fuel pressure is running at 48psi, idle is a...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT44102
This vehicle was towed in for a no crank, no start. Customer states that the door on his Tundra was ajar over the weekend and drained the battery. His neighbor tried to jump start the vehicle but couldn't get it to start. We inspected the system and found the ...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L air bag VIN: 5TESM92N93
vehicle came in with air bag light on. ck all wiring in airbag system all good. ck for codes b1135 air bag sensor faulty connection. ck all fuses,power,ground to air bag sensor module all good.have no info for this code on mitchell.will somebody please give us...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Water pump VIN: 3VWCA21C1Y
Today will be the third water pump on this thing in 4 weeks. The proublem is the new pumps leak from the plug below the pully. I currently use CarQuest. My question is has anyone else had this proublem? I have been through the fix database. The only parts stor...

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1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Hydraulic brake booster VIN: WBAFH8409F
Thanks to everyone that replied! Thanks to Mark for explaining how to rebulid the brake booster. Found alot of sludge inside the cylinder walls. I cleaned it out and install two new o-rings and put everything all back. Very easy to do. I flushed out the green ...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L intake area VIN: WBAAM3338Y
well this one is fixed . there were very many replies all stating that it was the crankcase ventilation system . it was the crankcase ventilation valve causing the problem . I REPLACED THE VALVE AND ALSO ALL THE LINES WHICH ONE WAS A PAIN BUT NEEDED TO BE REPL...
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC6DW52PO
Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being the computer. Right off of throttle the ecm would command the egr solenoid duty cycle to 99%. This would open the egr valve prematurely and create a misfire. This in return would create the p0300 that I had on ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY0783F
again, many thanks to all those who replied, although some responses didn't quite understand that i had information for a 86' vette, this was an 85' vette, and the maf system is completely different. the burn module on the 85' is located directly behind what l... Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor signal voltage high).
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L readiness monitor VIN: 1GCDT19X2T
thanks for all the replies, since we were advised to replace PCM we tried to Flash it first, it already had the current update so we VCI'd it, test drove it and all went ready within minutes except the EVAP and Heated O2, dont know why Cat went ready but we hu...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L no 3rd gear VIN: 1GNDT13S32
Many thanks everyone who answered my help request. The general consensus was a clutch pack for third gear was burned out. My shop does not do transmission overhauls so I am subleting the repair.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel tank VIN: 1GCEK14V05
SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE of you who responded, pretty much everyone hit the nail right on the head. After receiving the wrong but then the right part, I replaced the canister vent valve for my friend as recommended and you can refuel to your hearts content. ...
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L unk VIN: 1G1YY32G62
thanks for all the help-some iatn members gave great advice but the problem turned out to be something you will likley not see again. the pcm was dented from the impact and the circuit board was touching the case. a new pcm corrected the problem- thanks again ...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L vibration VIN: 1GNDV33L35
Soory for the delay GM Stil says this is ok to happen over night I Have given up This is my owen van and i can't wast ant ymore time i think that is what GM Whrats jason
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L valve lash adjusters VIN: 3C4FY48B63
Thanks to all who responded. It appears to be fixed, but I cannot say exactly what the problem was. Most of the replies I got had to do with checking the cam timing, which I did about 6 times, and checking for sure where the compression was going. In performin...
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L compressor VIN: KLATA5262Y
I hope all are having a great day. The Daewoo is repaired. Using the information supplied by the responses I recovered the freon looking for an overcharge of oil. Oil charge was alright. While the system was empty, with gauges connected I applied power to the ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L hydralics VIN: 3B7KF23W3X
thank you for taking the time to help me! truck finally returned with the amber abs and red brake lights on. scanned and had code for wheel speed sensor, diagnosed and repaired with new sensor. back to the braking issue. this is the EBC2 kelsey hayes RWAL syst...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L engine VIN: 4B3AG52H41
Thanks to everyone who responded to our request ticket. Almost everyone came up with the same idea, which was to check the #1 injector and see if it was staying open causing fuel to flood the oil and therefore ruin the engine. What we actually found after hour...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B6HB11X62
The customer declined repairs,the dealer agreed to buy the van back.I did find the cause,though.P1687 Mic bus lost is unsolved but misfires proved to be from pumped up lifters.Following a suggestion to check for valve recession I found #3 ex held open,100% lea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P1687.
1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9897J
First, thanks to all of the 20 people who responded to this problem. You helped me to rethink the problem and led me to the solution. I went looking for the missing 12 volts at the injector. Power comes from the ECA relay and I had no power on the coil conta...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L clutch VIN: 1FTJX35G9M
many good replies. customer was sure the flywheel is the cause. at his wish we replaced flywheel with a new o.e. part. test drive proved him wrong. without a load, hammered down from a stop, the rear end will hop off the ground. he declined any other diagnoisi...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A9N
Another one solved and thanks for all the input. Truck came in with no injector pulse or spark. Owner had installed a new crank sensor with no results. Early on I found the system was not grounded at terminal #7 and you guys told me why. The grounding screw (b...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timming belt VIN: 1FASP15J5S
after talking to all of you i started to check all the pulleys the water pump was just replaced before i did the belt (not at my shop) but the pulley on the water pump was not the right one thanks to all of you or i would not have checked it that good i have t...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L glow plug VIN: 15RFDKE30F
Success. The fusible link was fried for the IDM relay. What is the point of a fusible link versus a fuse? Thanks all for the quality replies and for doing your best for me. May He bless you all.
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Hi Guys Thanks for all your help, my computor has been away getting repaired hence delay in replying. First up tested the trottle position sensor, fuel pressure well driving, all seemed to be with in spec. Disconnected every electrical connector under the bonn...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
o.k. boys and girls hear it is... ive been waiting to see if this truck is really fixed.. i guess its been long enough... this is what we did.. first thing was we pulled the connector at the IDM, then inspected and tightened each terminal, installed dielectric... Trouble codes: 344 (cam sensor intermittent).
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX17W6Y
Thank you for the 24 replies. I was all ready to pursue the broken valve spring theory,as the majority were aiming at, BUT after consulting with my customer who had taken the truck home for the weekend, held off. I had put a SEA FOAM Motor Treatment in his tan...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU7482U
Iam a little late in closing this, I wanted to make sure the vehicle didn't return. Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being the upstream oxygen sensor on the driver side. After close inspection after removing the sensor, I dicovered where the wire me... Trouble codes: P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2).
1997 Geo Tracker 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 2CNBE1869V
Thanks for the help! Ken hit it on the head, Crank Sprocket was moving. Crank bolt seemed tight as I had turned the engine backwards with it. I replaced the sprocket, key & bolt, epoxied the key & used part of a DrPepper can as a rolled shim on the bottom. Adv...
1988 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 6.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Power VIN: 1GTGK34J0J
Big thanks to the iATN members who helped...This vehicle is fixed and on the road. After reviewing the replies I got I knew where to start. Special thanks to Ken [...] from Iowa and Brent from Michigan who both mentioned the tank as being the problem. I remove...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L keyless entry VIN: 1GKDT13W7W
iATN is great.It even works while you sleep.I posted Saturday night then went to bed.I woke up Sunday morning and had the fix. The fix was two things.First,after a closer look,one of the solder joints was broken on the battery holder,as some of the responses...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Alternator, PCM, Wiring VIN: 1GTHK23U31
Many thanks to all those who replied! Lot's of people told me alternator should be replaced by delco oem (cause GM has 7 regulator model and jobber only 3). Unfortunately, I won't have the chance to fix this one, since the alternator charges good and the probl...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L High idle VIN: 1HGCD7138R
I got the car back in and after a little 'fessin up by the customer, I found out that he had replaced the engine with one from a car with an automatic transmission. I replaced the throttle body (with the idle control valve) with one that matched his original a...
2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L fast idle VIN: JHLRD2842Y
Hey guys, Disconnected the cruise controll cable from the throttle. Really dont have a fix but havent heard from the customer about it acting up. So it seems to lie in the cruise controll system.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L light on VIN: 1J4GZ58Y1R
Yes I can finally post a fix. Thank you to all who reponded and I know it was a entry level post but when you are scrammbling for answers from customer stress makes you do wierd things. As was said they Snap On modis was able to retrieve the codes. thank you f...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW58SX2
Hey guys, sorry it took so long to get back to you. Just waiting to get a reply back from the customer. She said that the light has not come back on since I had replaced the gas cap. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0456.
1995 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L input and output shaft
Thank you all for the help, the info was of great help. (1), call back on these parts ,waiting to see if its still open)?(2)Now have a great parts man and European car tech for help on euro cars (Jean thanks, in Santo Domingo Dom rep.) so if the call back has ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1240W
thanks for the advice. i did find the speed sensor out of range and replaced it. it is working properly now. the [...] still came on. i cleaned injectors. replaced #7 injector. i found an air leak on plenum resealed it and intake. replaced all injector o'rings... Trouble codes: 1367 (misfire code).
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
As always, many thanks for your responses. Phil from Cali mentioned aluminum filings in fluid & I did find some non metallic shiny filings in there although minor at this time. MAke sense as pump filings would be steel. I informed the customer the rack is worn...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L electronic assist steering VIN: JM1BK12F35
I am happy to say that this one is fixed. All replies stated that the steering controller had to be programed. We sent the car to the dealer and they had it programed in no time. I just wished that they were a little more helpful when we called and asked. Agai...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3XE74C1N
well I rescoped and double checked and it seams to be fuel related. unfortunatly the customer thinks that since I replace the computer and the problem still exsists that Im an idiot and shouldnt have even sat in the seat of his car so the car is gone to passib...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L int low side freeze VIN: JN1HJO1FXN
ty to all who offered help on this.several were right the expansion valve was the problem.i also replaced filter drier while sys was down.jim from florida suggested i couldn't have 60lbs on hi side and have system cool.guess what it did.i didn't have a retrofi...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL52TOY
well i could not come up with a reason that the computer was holding the iac at 50 to 56 steps at idle, so i thought we would try a new pcm, but customer declined at this time.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L abs VIN: 1G2NW12M2V
car dealer declined any more costs for abs system. all circuits ohmed good all the way back to the battery cables. tried two used ebcm's and diagnostics always came back to bad ebcm. good wheel sensor readings from all wheel sensors on scanner, but short circu...
1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3CD68UT1
we have this one fixed,we had local radiator shop inflate tank back to shape(plastic)and install new fuel pump and tested evap valve and it found not working,installed new valve and gave back to customer, to this date tank has retain shape and no customer comp...
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