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1983 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6AD4788D
i replaced plugs again because they were black fuel fouled, and the o/2 because it was dead. it is better but owner said he never knew it was out of water but it was 2 gal low and it goes right back out, water pump out and backing gasket, he said never overhea...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L Misfire VIN: 22KXT21598
cust,requested new spark plugs put in,check engeine light was on,miss fire code p0300 was in the system,(#5)plugs didn't help,checked coils fond green on spades,replaced modual and coils.now cylinders 4 and 6 miss at idal and at 2000 rpms thay stop missing nad... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L spark knock VIN: 1GNEK13T82
Help.. 02 tahoe spark knocks real bad. fuel pressure 55. no codes. Did the bulletin for knock sensor and building a water dam under intake. Motor vacced the engine. Fuel trim is 10%. smoked for a vac leak none. All sensors are in the normal range compared to a...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1st gear slip VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Slip at the 1st gear. After shifting to 2nd gear, can drive normally. What should I first for this machine?
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L reverse shift VIN: 3773889944
Hello fellow members. I have this customer Windstar that when cold shifts late to reverse. All the other gears foward are ok.The dealers told my customer that he has to live with it, it is normal. The van went in for another transmission problem which they fix...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L lifters VIN: 4S2CY58V8P
just installed an engine with 90,000 miles on it. the lifters are very noisy. replaced all the lifters (only 9 out of 24 of the old ones were good. the noise is still there. went back in & looked at the lifters, & they are getting plenty of oil, also checked t...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L "frame" VIN: 1J4FT38LXK
I got this Jeep from from the customer after his kid, a college student here in town, was apparently the 'filling' in a 3-car sandwich. The trailer hitch is slightly bent, and the wrinkle where it fits to body is obvious, but the real problem is the crooked no...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FY49S4W
Engine runs great , just now and again rpm will rise to 1500, then drop back to 800, then 10 min later rise to 1500rpm and stay for five Min's or so, then drop back down. Cleaned out TB and IAC valve even tried another. Vacuum leaks not found using carb spray....
1989 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3513K
hello all. thanks in advance for any help you can provide. this car is an 89 rx7 convertible that i own personnally. bought car used did not run supposedly has "new engine". engine was in some state of disassembly but was able to make it run the trouble im hav... Trouble codes: 13 (map/vacuum sensor problem)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electric fan motor VIN: WDBJF65H2X
Hello Everbody, I need some help here, car came for overheat problem, no coolant, did the pressure test, found water pump leak. Replaced both water pump and thermostat. Ran car on the lot before test drive and notice it nearly overheat at idle (gauge shown 95 ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y01
This customer came in yesterday and said he failed NJ state inspection for a check engine light being on. The code reported by the inspection agency was P1140. We checked it out and reviewed the posts on this subject on iATN. We performed an engine oil flush a... Trouble codes: P1140 (Cam Sensor VTC Sensor)
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation VIN: JTDBT123XY
Ií have this Echo, No fault codes, good fuel pressure, but NO power. I can rave engine very gently and goes to 3500 rpm and then starts choking, Can't accelerate fast, has to be slowly. It feels like the TPS is disconected or is running out of fuel or plugged ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: 4USCH9331X
So this car is at last fix.We replace the EWS module & code it . But car car still long crank & runs rough .So we check the crank sensor & found oil in the connector (bad sensor !) We order another sensor , change it & all were well. Cust. pick up car ,very ha...
1998 Chrysler Voyager 3.3L Air con controls VIN: 1C4GHB4RUW
Well, a thousand appologies for replying so late. I switched countries in the mean time, and it took a while to set up home, shop and email. Anyway, many thanks to Jerry, Rodney, Daniel, Chris, Doug, James, Seth and in particular Mark [...]. The solution was t...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 4th gear VIN: 2FMDA5142W
Sorry for the long response time, I sent the vehicle back to the transmission shop. They replaced the trans and all is well in windstar land. My regret is they did not go into the trans to determine the exact problem,even still it was an internal trans failure...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L won't pass reddiness VIN: 1FTZR15U21
Thanks for all the replys. The most common was to check the t-stat. This vehicle was warming up quickly and sufficiently. Upon further customer interrogation I found out that there was a lot more to the story than we were told.The dealer did replace the contro... Trouble codes: P1000 (Reddiness monitors incomplete).
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1HGCB7656N
Finally I found the problem, I hook up my fuel pressure gauge and I drove the car, I notice that everytime I come to stop the car will die, now I found the fuel pressure going down to about 10psi. Since the car came with a new fuel pump from a different shop I...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E7T
Thanks a lot for for replies : Albert from CA,Alex from Georgia,Richard from Florida,Richard from Colorado,Vijay from Northern CA & Gary from Texas. I did fix the problem with air flow insert from Brinsonco.com the 2 code P0170 & 104.But after 2 nd time, after... Trouble codes: 104 (fuel safety shut-off recognized), P0411 (sec. air injection system incorrect flow detected).
1989 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L parasitic draw VIN: 1MEBM5347K
Hi Thanks for the 4 replies, none though were any help. Two were telling me wrong size battery, or sulfated battery which could have been a problem but when I said disconect fuse link draw gone should be a clue to something other than a battery. Kenny came c...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L door locks VIN: 1G2NW52M4V
Thanks to all that replied and I followed up on some of the tips that were kindly donated. This condition is so intermittent that the customer has decided to cope with it. Although, in my update I spoke of a excessive draw when the brake switch was applied. I ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0Y
I havent seen the customer since I posted a help request. Most of you had pointed to the MAF and if I see this car again I will take a closer look at that. Thank you to all who replied and I will update when she returns. Trouble codes: P0171.
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