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1990 Audi 100 2.3L speedometer VIN: WAUBC5442L
The speedometer bounces back & forth erratically continuously. We have tried another speed sensor with the same result--bouncy needle. Has anyone seen a similar problem and come up with a fix? We suspect there is a bad connection somewhere rather than a bad sp...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tcc accumulator VIN: 1G4HP52L6R
Transmission repair is my weak side, but I'm working on this one due to a broken reverse reaction carrier. I'm either missing a part, or worrying about one that doesn't belong. Inside the side cover, under the valve body, there is a place for a piston. In the ...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air mix door VIN: 1G4CW52K1V
hi people,this one i thot was going to be a no brainer,but it has turned out came in for an air conditioner was blowing hot air out the driver and rear passenger vents while on a/c.passenger side front is doing ok but it seems that ...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L message cent VIN: 1G6KD52B8R
Customers complaint is that the "low oil pressure" message comes on at times. She says that it only occurs about once a week. We replaced the low pressure switch and she drove it a few days and said it came back again. Has anyone ever run into this. Vehicle ha...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L transmission VIN: 1G6EL12Y5R
Hi everyone! I have this cadillac here that is having intermittent electrical concerns. There was quite a few codes in this car when it came and most of them have to do with serial data problems. We have Code 47 which is BCM to PCM serial Data Problem, Code 10...
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L body fuse 2 VIN: 1G6EL12YRU
94 eldorado making my brain hurt. Blows "body 2" fuse in rear trunk fuse panel when you drive a block. Will not blow if you sit in the shop in drive. Looked at the diagram and the fuse powers up the keyless entry module, RAPs system, among many other things. I...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD54YOV
This caddy came in with the customer saying it runs hot on the freeway. First we replaced the t-stat. We filled the bottle, ran it 'till hot (230F), shut down 'till cool, refilled and ran 'till hot. Now we got heat inside, Temp. staying between 235f - 200 with...
2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y43
car came in without a mil lit. codes p0171,p0174,p0300,p1574 present. replaced spark plugs and boots, bg induction. car idled great. test drive recreated miss. no codes stored, miss fired over 300 times in a short time. every cylinder miss fire has a differant... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0300-), P0300 (p1574-), P1574 (testing and results)
1966 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327CID transmission VIN: 194676S122
this dailey driver came in last week stuck in first gear. we lubed the shifter and all seemed fine. after just a few days the vehicle came back again stuck in first. nobody here is familar with this set up since it does have a lot of age. has anybody seen this...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L down shift VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
Hello to all the members. This truck seems to be taking us for a ride. The customer brought it in initially for a surge while maintaining a cruising speed, we found the distributor was 12 deg retarded according to the snap on scanner. We reset the cam retard a...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X0U
The truck now has a multiple cylinder misfire that only becomes noticable when your going highway speed under light load. Just a fish bite kind of thing and maybe once in a while it gets bad enough to make the check engine light flash. Can not brake torque it ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, miss & power loss VIN: 2C3HD36J1Y
I think the "i" in iATN really stands for "informative" or "intelligent", every time I check the databases or ask you guys for help you lead me down the right paths...and I'm getting beat up with this Chrysler, so I could use a correct path. As an independent ... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 1)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L radiator cooling fans VIN: 1B4GP54L7W
looking for some input on this problem.I dont know if I am over analizing this but,I noticed after replacing alt on van.I checked alt with our tester that has a light that comes on when there is a issue with the alt on charging fine,then when all th...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46R5W
My sister's Intrepid with the 2.7 is knocking. I've read that it is possible to swap the 2.7 out for a 3.2. What parts other than the engine do I need and is this an easy conversion? Thanks.
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2B46P4539W
This problem initially started as an ocassional no start after short in-town trips. After about one half hour cool off, car would start right up and run fine. However while it was in the no start mode, the lower half of the instrument panel was non funcutional...
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Coils VIN: 2B3HD46R4X
Car came in for a no start condition. I hooked up the red brick and it wouldn't communicate, because I wanted to see if the tach was working in the data mode. It told me to turn the key on and crank then wait... nothing. I'm getting a weak spark to the right b...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3B7HF13Y11
This Truck is one of our own(thank God not a customers car) Have had a steady problem with cold start. Hard start, Miss fire, speratic idle, surge, no power if trying to move vehicle. lasts about 1 minute solid and then cleans itself right up. Have done all th...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L No Start VIN: 1D456F7621
the car came in for a water pump and now it won't start it has no injector pluse but good spark and will run off carb cleaner but not very well. when it came in it had a remote starter installed and would not turn over with the key but since having the problem...
2002 Dodge sprinter 2.9L compressor VIN: WD2YD34152
when I first connected guages to the manifold ports the low side was completely pegged over to its max on the guage. the high side was much lower at around a hundred psi, I recovered about one pound from the system. evacuated &recharged to 1.90 lb of refrigera...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hard to fill fuel ta VIN: 1D4GP44R03
Cant fuel the fuel tank. Keeps shuting off the nozzel Will happen at any station. Ben doing this for last 6 monuths.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1821V
This is just one of those jobs. Vehicle came to us running on 3 or 4 cylinders with no engine light on. Customer requested estimate on repairing running situation and rebuilding engine due to low oil pressure, loud lower end and oil consumption. After prelinar... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 lean condition)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FALP653XW
Hey guys, I need some imput on this one, this customer came in with an ac problem, the clutch had a rattle and the compressor would not kick on, I looked at the clutch and sure enough it was coming apart. Today I installed a reman compressor, charged the syste...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5247X
this vehicle came to our shop for mv inspection two years ago had same codes as now followed testing tree in alldata vehicle runs and drives like new cleaned maf last year and customer drove for many miles passed inspection this year nyinspection due light is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L idle, oil gauge
Hey all you Ford guys out there in IATN land. I have a question. One of our customers has replaced the battery in a 2002 Ranger about a week ago. My question is should he still have some driveability issues after a week, i.e. erratic idle, odd trans shifts, an...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX125X4
We got the vehicle after motor mounts were changed and told there was a TSB advising a reprogram of the PCM after a changing the mounts. After rolling our eyes in disbelief for 5 minutes, sure enough we found the TSB on Alldata. We hooked up the Sun/Actia Pas...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L radiator VIN: 1FTSS34P74
van came in boiling out the resevoir, but instead of green antifreeze we see a chocolate milkshake. made a huge mess in the parking lot. but anyway we have this issue on our hands. the customer keeps this van on the road about 15 hrs. a day. when he brought i...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L srs light on VIN: JHMRA1843T
Came in with SRS light on.Found connector under dash on drivers side to clear codes ,but could not find diagnostic connector .Looked on pass side ,,,tore dash apart trying to find it,no luck,,,Found diag connector for engine codes.Is the SRS connector in a yel...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD77412
Well it all started with catostrophic failure of compressor , Replaced comp. , txv , condensor , and flushed the system, so after initial repair , system seems to be operating ok , however condensor fans cycle off/on about every minute or so .They cut out at 1...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D01
Hello all, This vehicle was towed in to us from another shop who replaced the timing belt and performed other maintenance. After they finished the service they test drove vehicle which ran "great" but noticed some P/S noise so they bled the system by disconnec... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Fail Sensor Malfunction)
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L no venting VIN: KMHWF35V51
Customer comes in saying can't put gas in car, only very slow. I pulled the vent hose apart midway up from the tank where there is a plastic valve assembly thinking that it was shutting. Not the problem due to blowing air in tank with vent hose off I have no a...
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L wipers VIN: SAJPD184XX
Thanks in advance. This car has intermittant problem with the wipers. They will not shut off. Wiper switch and relays have been replaced. Problem is intermittant and did not act up in shop. I am thinking there is a problem in the park circuit in the wiper moto...
1989 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2J4FY49MXK
Hello I need help from a Jeep specialist,some previous "mechanic" cut the wiring plug to the stepper motor at the carburator.Could some one tell me the color of the five wires that connect to it and also which wire goes to it's respective terminal.Thanks in ad...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L abs, rough road VIN: SALTW15421
this vehicle came in about a week ago with rough road light on,tcs and abs ran codes had 1590 I have mitchells and it said to check all speed sensers. i found right front bad. replaced it and did not fix problem. I norm. dont work on these but it is for really...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1LPFALP3VG
Car got towed in lady said it cut off on the highway went over to it crank it a few times the display kept saying problem with the advance trak seemed to have fule spark is hard to ck so with my trusty scanner ck for key on engine off codes no codes then tried...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Pressure reading VIN: JM1NA3511L
Pressure readings fine at idle and cools great at and just above idle speed.about 2000 RPM the high side goes up 225-250 psi and compressor cycles off , and instantly the low side pressure climbs , along with vent temp, to 100 psi or more.If thats not wierd en...
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBJ22631
Hello everyone, I have This car with the random misfire have done all the obvious) Custome would take car and return within A week with same problem. We Have had so much rain when this problem has been happening that I thought Moisture getting into something.... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: WDBHA22E1T
Customer states that the fuel gauge is "dead" at times. He say's that the needle doesn't move at all when he turns on the key. He say's that if it's going to work it will register right away. It's not one of those hit a bump and it'll start working kind of thi...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L trunk latch VIN: WDBRF64J12
we have replaced the trunk latch on this car. the new trunk latch has a 4 pin electrial connector, old one had a 3 pin connector. contacted dealer and they said part was correct and that we had to change connector. they sent us the connector housing only. we n...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBRN47J42
I Changed the Oil last month now the customer returned with oil all over the top after cleaning and driving the car I can see it leaking at the cap If i removed the cap and can feel blow by at idle I would like to know if this has a problem with the PCV system...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This one should be a piece of cake for those whose done this before. This ML sounds like it has a lake sloshing around under dash because the drain to the condensate tray is plugged. I've tried clearing this with moderate air pressure and also a coa...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Warning light VIN: WMWRC33433
After doing brake job on front wheels the wear indicator light on the speed O head will not go out. Searched the archives Mini Cooper not listed. Found some info on BMW's tried them but the light is still on. Will it go off after a drive cycle? or does it have...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L high NOX VIN: JA3XD64B8N
I have this 3000gt in here that is failing emissions test for high NOX. There is no egr valve on this engine and I have replaced the converter thinking maybe that was it. It had no change in the readings. The readings are around 1900 ppm. The vehicle is not ru...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Mechanical VIN: M246F45637
hello 2002 lancer 2.0L code p0172 car came in shop light comes on SOME TIMES MOST OF THE TIME IT IS OFF car has stored p0172 can some one help me i know the o2 sensors are $300 for one i hope that in not the problem has any one seen this problem
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DYL
hELLO ALL, i HAVE A QUESTION MARK ON CODE NUMBER BECAUSE THIS IS A RE-CHECK AND MY BOSS CLEARED IT BEFORE i GOT TO IT. It has a reoccuring code for long term fuel trim lean bank 1. This car has 4 oxygen sensors and they all switch rich to lean in good time. I ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L condenser VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
A few weeks ago we repaired a leaking evaporator using a leak sealer. Now the vehicle has come back with a melted field coil, which resulted in a seized compressor pulley. When testing the system operation, after replacing the clutch assembly, I found that bot...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Hello members , Iam instrutor at the nascar institute we are developing a nissan program we got alot of nissans in but this one 05 maxima does not start we have a consult II we p1610 p1614 p1615 we due to get the nissan electronic service manuals but they are ... Trouble codes: P1610, P1614, P1615
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0L No Start VIN: 1P4GH2436R
The van came in no-start, fuel pressure good, spark good, no injector pulse, tryed a used ecm no change, check ground that was good and voltage to, all was ok what did I over look ???
1995 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.3L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GH45R7S
this van came in with a intermitant no start condition. i found a code for a no crank signal at the pcm. i tested the crank sen and found it to be out of spec. i replaced the sen. now the van will run for about ten minutes and then die with the no crank sig at...
1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.0L windshield washers VIN: 1G2AW87H8D
first time using iatn, hopefully i do everything properly ,car originally came in with a wiper motor that had to be unplugged to stop, replaced module and repaired that problem, then intermitent wipers stopped working-replacing wiper switch repaired that probl...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Left front speed signal
Hey all, This is my own car and as you all know, us techs dont get alot of time to work on our own stuff. So here it goes about a year ago my better half was driving in some rain and the abs light came on. Well i was gone for annual training in the national gu...
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1G8ZY12741
This transmission has normal engagements in every gear position. Reverse and forward. it does not slip at all. good reverse, good 1-2, 2-3 but it has a harsh up-shift in 3-4. also i have noticed that it has a hard 4-3. I am thinking in something mechanical due...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: JF18C6527M
No start, no voltage to fuel pump, the fuel pump is good. Looking for fuel pump relay location, and possibly a wiring diagram of fuel system.
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6450Y
Hey guys. I don't have too much experience with the Subaru's so I hope someone who's familiar may have seen this problem. This car has a small intake manifold leak at cylinder number four. It misses slightly at idle, and I can hear the leak. If I spray wat... Trouble codes: P0303
1981 Suzuki SP500 .5L valvetrain VIN: 1234567876
I probably wasnt supposed to do this. Anybody know what the valve lash is supposed to be? Hot or cold? I had one guy tell me .004 Intake and Exhaust cold, but those sound a little snug to me. It's not really a 12 cylinder, but "one" wasnt in the choices. Also,...
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L security VIN: JT3FJ80WN0
Hey All.. We have a Landcruiser with the factory alarm that will not unlock doors with remote, but horn sounds. We started with new security system control unit, but this did not change anything. Locks work fine from master switch. We have Toyota Technical Inf...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L engine oil leak VIN: 4TAWM72N4W
Have this toyota tacoma truck from recent customer with oil leak. Found the crank pulley separated and rubbed hole in front cover/ oil pump. Is this a normal thing for these motors? And what parts are needed to repair it? thanks in advance.
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEGN92N71
Here's a hair puller for you. This truck has a salvage title and no longer is covered by mfr's 8/80 warranty. It keeps setting a CAT code intermittently. Sometimes the client can take it and it sets on his way home after 2 miles. Other times it takes 6 weeks a... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: C41U335695
i have a toyota sienna it had a p1155 replaced A/F sensor was ok for about three mounthes came back in would not idle amd mil light on found iac motor was stuck open cleaned it it is ok now checked MIL light found p1155 again found that on HAFR,HAFL too groud ... Trouble codes: P1155
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H7R
hello thank you in advace for any help. i am not really familiar with german vehicles as i am a g.m. tech. i am dealing with this one of our used cars here, intermittenly(more times than not ) has a checkk engine light on with code 2113 cam position sensor sto... Trouble codes: 2113 (cam shaft position sensor)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWSL81H1T
I have just inherited the VW from h-ll. This one was traded in at a local dealership, and shortly after was a doner for trade school training to have an excessive smoke in exhaust burning oil problem fixed. That went well, piston rings and valve stem seals and...

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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAGH83461
thanks to all who took the time to respond,the cust has not returned as of yet,and i have to close this.i think the problem is with the actuator,but right know this is only an educated guess Trouble codes: 117 (throttle potentiometer signal), 119 (throttle potentiometer signal 2), 115 (maf signal), 133 (spring checkthrottle actuator).
1997 Buick Regal GS 3.8L e.g. fuel gauge, electric window, door locks, VIN: 2G4WF5210V
hi thank every one who sent there replys ig switch fix it voltage drop whent from 12v to 7v and the longer u left key on voltage droped even more! thank you very very much. if ican help on euro cars let me know.
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, asr failure VIN: 1G1YY33P4N
replaed ecm with second new ecm. problem seems to be fixed. Trouble codes: 36 (high resolution problem), 16 (low resolution problem).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G1JF3244V
found that customer had replaced fuel injectors with checker auto parts. installed new injectors and problem is gone. thanks for everyones assistance. Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel trim), P0507 (iac).
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L coolant system VIN: 2G1WL52M5X
I resealed the intake with the better Felpro gaskets and GM bolts that already had threadlocker on them.The gaskets from Felpro are very nice. I will never use GM intake gaskets on this type of engine again.The TSB that I listed before does NOT list the 3.1 (M...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L compressor VIN: 2G1WF52E51
Good day all, After reviewing replies I replaced the thermostat, pressure checked system, cleared codes and released the vehicle to the customer. To sum up the replies- The BCM recieves signal from HVAC module and sends signal to PCM. The signal has to be reci...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDS13S02
Thanks to all who replied. I had seen the tsb for this code and did do that, but I think that when the cust. lets it go for a while it kills the module. I replaced the module and the pump unit and all is well.
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Y pipe VIN: 4B3AU52N2S
Thanks for all of the responses. I still cannot believe that no one makes this pipe and that it is no longer available from Chrysler, but oh well. The fix was as most of you said. Remove the old flex pipe and weld in a new one. The job is finished and the cust...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28YOX
I recieved many replies to this one with very good results. The first suggestion was the TPS. I was told that a quick glitch in the TPS signal could cause a momentary spike which would cause the PCM to double hit the injectors which will then set a injector co... Trouble codes: P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204.
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L gov. press. senson VIN: 1B7GL22X2Y
thanks for the help. we replaced both sensors with oem parts. we have driven the truck 185 miles with no problem. thanks again troy
2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L Compressor Clutch
Thanks David, from Florida. Rapped on the clutch and it did engage momentarily. Took spacer out to reduce air gap and problems are over. I can't believe I didn't think of it, but for some reason new compressor and clutch COULDN'T be messing up in my mind. Lear...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L pwr locks and remote transmitter op VIN: WD2YD74283
Hi guys, sorry this reply to fix took so long but this is a work truck and they bring it in when they get the time and I just fixed it Friday. The problem was that the power door locks did not work at all (transmitter or pwr switch). We opted to replace the ce...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 2FTJW35M7L
After changing sending unit in the rear tank for the 3rd time, found that the first 2 sending units were actually incorrect from Ford. I do not know the problem but they were incorrect. The third time was charm. Thanks fro all your help.
1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9592K
This Ford Escort is fixed!! This has been a tough one because I have never had it act up!! I centered my efforts on the tps because of the advise to adress on-demand codes. A new tps and a pcm has fixed the problem. I replaced the pcm because of the numerous u... Trouble codes: 13 (no response from throttle actuator), 23 (tp sensor out of range).
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF25H7N
customer did not want me to check previous work done of course as you know trying to save money and did not want pay me to double check of course he said they could not pull the distributer out you figure it out thank you guys your help is appreciated
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FALP4042R
Sorry for not replying sooner. I received 8 replies, and tried those already, to no avail. (I checked previous vehicle data on IATN) The cam sensor took care of the 340 code. still have code 174 for bank 2 lean condition, injectors are comanding to much fuel... Trouble codes: 340 (cam positioning sensor), 17_ (bank 2 lean).
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply to this. I ended up disconnecting several inputs to the gem and draw stayed. while disassembling the dash i found an aftermarket security system, disconnecting the module took away the draw. i disconnnected and removed...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L starter problem VIN: 1FTPS2425W
I have gotten alot of replies on this help request. I ended up checking the digital trans range sensor. The connector was corroded, cleanned the connector and put a new range sensor on and rechecked everything when warm. Everything is fine. Thanks everyone for...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40S8X
Thank you everyone for the help. I did find some interference from the alt. coming through on my cyl. head temp readings , sheilded alt with alum. foil cleaned up signal. Changed trans. range switch. Scoped vss for any interference - none.Something is causing ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L door operation
Thank-you for all of your help. Some of you guys were very familiar with this problem... The problem is the blend door... i had checked all the basics and without pulling the dash to open the air box is when i turned to my IATN resourse... thank-you!!
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF172XX
Thanks to all for help with this truck. We had to find TDC through #1 plug hole. The timing marks were unreadable. Thought there may have been other timing marks we could use. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine will not die VIN: 1FTSW31F02
This vehicle is fixed. I had to send Him to the dealer though. I could not get much info, other than what the customer said was replaced main (engine?) harness. I,m guessing we had a short to power. I,m dissapointed in myself for not thinking out side the box ...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51493
Everybody that replied basically said the same thing...check the grounds. I did very carefully. I accessed all the PCM grounds and volt drop tested them. The results were all at less than .06 volts. When A/C kicked on it would momentarily jump to .12. I could ...
2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L 4wd\2wd wwitch VIN: IGKDT13W3Y
As recomended by fellow IATN members I replaced the button panel for the selection of 2wd or 4wd. The car has shifted properly ever since. Part was cheap so I'll keep a spare around for the next one.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Motor Mounts
Thanks for all the help, What got this vehicle back in proper working order was several things. I ordered a mount kit from that fixed my driveline alignment problem. As for the wiring I ordered a wiring harness out of a 00 honda civic si and the pc...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, WILL NOT ACCEL VIN: KMHCG35G9Y
After pulling my hair, I found out that OEM MAF sensors is the way to go, at least on Hyundai. The unit from NAPA was defective, which led me down the wrong path. Thanks to all who steered me. Each person had good info. I just had a bad part. OEM Mass Air Flow...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hard shift VIN: EA51C12WC2
This was rebuilt using parts from Auto Sports Unlimited in MI. I brought an Autologic scanner and this indicated a bad Trans fluid temp sensor. We replaced this and car ran great. Thanks for the replies, I used VW synthetic ATF at slightly less cost then the J...
1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALJY1242X
Thanks to all i feel really stupid. Allen was right it was the o2 I switched sides and the problem followed. I have had many prob. getting parts for them. Once again thanks all
1989 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3513K
well ive given up on this engine for now and ordered a turbo engine for it.. i received several helpful rplys but was unable to pinpoint the problem and give a definte fix on this one but i truly thank all those who replied and all the info they gave Trouble codes: 13 (map/vacuum sensor problem).
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM55U7S
Thanks for all the responses. I machined all the rotors and installed wagner thermal quiet pads. I too the car for three days and properly broke in the pads. As quite a few people said this braking system will not lock up the tires on these station wagons. The...
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L compressor/belt VIN: JA3AP57J2S
Thanks for the input. I figured that with the pressure readings I had, the restriction had to be in the low side between the service port and the compressor. I removed the low side line and the compressor manifold. Both were open with no signs of debris. My ...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX35G4W
thanks to all who replied. this vehicle is now fixed and runs great. Claudio, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. EGR valve was replaced and vacuum hoses was cleaned out. everything is now back to normal. linh Trouble codes: P0201, P0400, P1750.
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24A5L
Thank you everyone for your help. Turns out I missed a wire that had been cut. The tps signal wire. Fixed the wire and fixed the problem. Thanks again.
1995 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24D6S
car continues to act up. customer really wanted us to put a finger on what the exact problem was. motor vac service was performed with a little improvement noted. i ended up talking to a couple of brothers with 30 plus years of combined nissan experience and t... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit code).
1997 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L airbag light on VIN: 2G2FS22K2V
Thanks for all the input from everyone. The horn was still working with bad clockspring. However, a new clockspring was installed and everything is now working properly. Thanks to everyone again.
1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED48E4X
After smoking the intake system between the turbo and intake manifold, we uncovered a pretty badly split rubber snorkel that was not visible from its location in the car. Replacing the snorkel meant an uninterrupted flow of completely metered air. I have learn... Trouble codes: P0300, P0340, P1300.
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Crankshaft key VIN: JS2GB41S6X
Thanks for all the help. A number of people (actually everyone)responded with the crank bolt/damper being loose. When we removed the crank pulley bolt it did seem to come off really easy-like it was not on tight. This is most likely the cause of the keyway bre...
1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Valve VIN: JT3GM84R9V
Hi everyone, victory is at hand! The damn thing works, finally! Let me start by briefly stating the initial problem. We did a valve job on this vehicle and it came back after 500 miles with a miss on #3 cyl. We diagnosed burnt exhaust valves. Many replies ad...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSRP69M1
After many of the great suggestions we replaced the main wiring harness([...]). All is well it still seems to be a mystery why?? the continuity seems great but still there is a problem? Th... Trouble codes: 17056 (glow plug cylinder 2), 01039 (ENGINE COOLANT TEMP.-instrument cluster.), 02442 (anti theft).
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