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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4UA2655W
Help! Stranded in N.Carolina! My personal car; acted up 4 weeks ago; rpms dropped off like ignition was cut off; would pick back up at about 2,000 rpms. Does not want to run above 3,000 rpms; acts just like rev limiter is cutting engine out and then picking ...
1988 Buick Century Limited 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4AL5131J
Has loud rattling/knocking noise between 700-1000 rpm. If you unplug the alternator the noise instantly goes away. Tried a different alternator and the noise is still there. If you slowly take tension off the tensioner until the alternator starts slipping a li...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
car came in with no power to any fuse at the under hoodfuse block. found bad conection for main power to all fuses repaired have power to all fuses now but car will not start and on dash messege theft system problem car may not restart. checked fuel psi 42psi,...
1992 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Vehicle came in was driven about 700 miles ran fine / got gas / parked at owners sons house next morning ran bad / black smoke / pulled plugs , very rich. scanned no codes , o2 switching , map sensor voltage correct against vacuum gauge.when you accelerate it ... Trouble codes: 43 (esc spark control)
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L a/c
No a/c, if i ground the a/c relay the comp will come on but no cooling fan. pressures seem to be ok and it gets cold but with no fan high side climbs quickley so i stop. i checked the pressure switch, ground is fine, but there is no 5v reference. this may be t...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L ipc VIN: 1G1JC1241T
Various lights on the IPC will flash on and off intermittantly. Sometimes the temp guage will drop off and go back up. Sometimes you will notice the RPM change in the engine. Have a code P1601 in the ECM, a code 61 in the Airbag comp., and codes 36 & 75 in the...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13R2X
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your help I have tested about everything I can on this one Truck came in with misfire po300 missing on #6,#3#5 but only under load I had done a tune up on this truck less than 5 months so I didn't think I was dealing... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG26X9S
Hi this truck was towed in with a no start . Customer has replaced engine and trans w/ reman units and has never started since. when truck did not start the owner replaced pcm , still no start . Then I was the lucky one . truck towed in and I check for injecto...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L gov psi VIN: 1B7HF16Y11
We scanned Pcm and code 1762 appeared cleared it and came right back. ATF temp seems ok. output speed ok. Gov psi voltage is .76, regardless of engine running, or KOEO, or going 30 miles an hour down the road. Gov psi reads 17 psi always just like voltage. All...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Hi, i got this car on hand drive me crazy. the check engine light keep coming on code, p0171 and p0174 bank 1 and bank 2 system to lean. I replaced maf sensor and checked no air leaks,reset the light. but light come back on after two days drive,the check light...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55252
Thanks to all that take the time to read this. car came in as a no start no crank. found pcm not grounding starter relay and evap vapor management valve killing 5 volt refrence. replaced both and had dealer reflash pcm for keys. now it cranks but has no fuel p...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Rear of vehicle VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Customer states after new tires were installed, he started hearing noise in rear of truck. Our test drive.. noise starts at around 25 mph gets loader as speed is increased. Noise sounds like very nobby tires. Tires replaced 2nd time, noise still present. Brake...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Steering VIN: 1GNFK16Z53
Pulling left after tire replacement and alignment. Trying 2 promote services of IATN and build membership with Boente Shell Carlinville, Il. Thought we would supply u guys with this infor to help Jason out.
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 2-3shift VIN: JHMEJ6685W
When driving hot or cold , and light throttle pressure, the a/t has about a 200 rpm flare when shifting 2-3 .If the throttle pressure is medium to hard, the shift is almost acceptable. we drove the identical vehicle,make and model and the shift is significantl...
2001 Isuzu w55 290CID Electronic VIN: J8DE5B1481
Thanking everyone in advance for your help. Hello and here is my dilema. Checked transmission light flashes and then goes in limp it mode. When full throttled, takes it out of limp it mode. Problem has been intermittent. Now have no instrument panel, lights, g...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A5B
Hi Benz techs,This system very new to me i never worked on one of these but custermer bought car in florda and now here with stalling like the fuel is boiling in fuel distributer.I had good fuel pres. but no power and running rough and before long would stall,...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Unknown VIN: WDBHA24G8Y
HI,everyone knowing how to reset engina oil service light.because i follow alldata to resetting the light that no help.i need help.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y7V
car came in for a check engine light on and intermitant stalling condition. just sitting here in the shop in park it will idle fine then every few minutes or so it acts like you turned the key off and back on real fast. it starts to stall then comes back and t... Trouble codes: P0134 (bank 1 sensor 1 no activity), P0171 (bank 1 lean)
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L ckp sensor VIN: 4A3AB76S14
vehicle came in half way tore down and we are trying to figure out how the crankshaft wiring is ran... any help would be great i dunno if it was inside the cover or out side any help would be great!
1988 Pontiac Grand Am 2.5L Stall VIN: 1G2NE14UJC
Car starts and stalls immeadiately after starting. There is no injector pulse while running on starting fluid. Has pulse on crank but not on run. I have checked wiring from all components to computer and all grounds and they all checked good.
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2ST87F2M
This car has had me racking my brain for two weeks in between other jobs. The idle is surging up and down in park and with the transmission in gear. Everything that I have checked has tested good such as fuel pressure and ignition. I have also tested the vehic...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Misfire VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
miss on #2 white exhaust smoke swapped injecters miss stayed on#2. Did compression test .Was low(had been hard to start for a while) disassemble engine and inspect. sent head to machine shop. Major repair, new valves and guides plus resurface. Pulled pistons t...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69MX1
Hi Car came in with p1152 stored in computor and no other codes. Replaced MAF sensor cleared code and road test with no other problems. Now car is back with p1165 code only stored. Any help would be great. Trouble codes: P1165
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8855L
This car has hard starting hot and cold. Fuel pressure is 38 koeo. Spark is strong and consistant. Compression is 190 to 210 for all 4 cylinders. Cranking injector on time is 9.6 ms cold. The coolant sensor is nearly impoosible to get to. The throttle has to b...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L power window VIN: WBABF4321S
Thank you all VERY MUCH fo your quick response to this request. The problem was the micro switch in the door latch assy. A new latch and lock cylinder fixed the problem. Thank you all very much Sincerely, Don
1996 Buick Century Special 3.1L fast idle VIN: 1G4AG85M9T
Thanks for all the ideas. I did not get a chance to fix this one (at least not yet) but the replies are worth a look at. After letting me and the car cool off overnight, and most importantly, reading your replies, came up with a diagnostic plan. Checked for a ...
1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E6X
thanks for all the help i disassemble th upper intake agin because when i did the job the first time i found alot of sludge not usual, but warrented another look and found 8 out of 12 lifters collapsed. clean the lifters and was able to get them to work normal... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Brake pedal VIN: 1B3ES47Y3V
I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions, all very good ideas. We clamped brake hoses and came up with nothing, finally we changed the master cylinder again and had a better pedal, and after a ridiculous amount of bleeding I believe it is finally d...
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on
I did find that the vacuum hose was melted off going to the fuel pressure regulator and it was melted shut so there was no vacuum leak and the customer has never reported that the light came back on so I think it is fixed. Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 sensor 1 is too rich).
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
well. like most of you replied, i think the motor is sludged up. i wanted to pull the valve covers, but couldn't get the approval to do that. i'm assuming that the solenoids are just gummed up with sludge. i can put a noid light on the connector, raise the rpm... Trouble codes: P1383, P1388.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GZ1WC12
Sorry for the delay fellow techs, but I wanted to make sure this jeep was running and I got as much info as possible from Mr.SJ (SIDE JOB) before closing this help request. As far as being an interference fit, the responces were split. Robert from GA may have ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Odometer VIN: 1LNHM86S82
There is no on-board conversion method. These vehicles are built with odometers in either mile or meter.
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1N4BL11D53
No real useful information was sent. I rechecked every input and output to the TCM. I checked line pressure and found it within spec, but the guage needle was bouncy. I drove the line pressure to maximum by disconnecting the dropping resistor and found the 1/2...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52E83
Thanks to everyone who to the time to reply. kevin from PA nailed this one. The ignition switch was the culprit it was losing power to circuit that fed the ignition module, injectors,pcm & fuel pump relay.
1989 Other European volante 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SCFCV81C7K
Hello, Sorry about being late closing this request. I got 3 replies, from Minhphuc, Phillip and Ken about ideas to try to get this problem verified. Unfortunately, I ran into a dead end. I can't figure out how this vehicle can run so clean without O2 sensors. ...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L No Start VIN: JFJJFGF587
hey guys sorry for taking so long to close this one it turned out to be abad computer.Put a new one in there and it started up and runs like a charm.Thanks for the help guys.
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L turbo lag VIN: YS3ED48E91
HELLO, This Saab is fixed. I did take another look at scan data, miss fire count and knocks kept on counting up after each reset and road test although there are no fault set. A good used coil pack took care of miss fire, old one in couple places has arcing do...
1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JE1GC6351S
After hours trying to find the problem with this Sub. I finally found the trouble. I borrowed an air flow sensor from a Sub that was in for body work, and ran the car for a week and then had the customer use the car for two days without any trouble. I then rep...
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