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1996 BMW 318is 1.9L Starting VIN: WBABE324TE
This 318i has an intermittent draw of 15 Amps. The problem is very rare, needless to say it kills the battery in a hurry. I caught it happening just once, but it was enough to determine that it was caused by the rear window defroster staying on. I don't believ...
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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L power steering VIN: WBAGN83483
This car has had all of the below described parts changed with BMW Factory Originals. The problem is that at 1150 - 1200 rpm standing still without turning the steering wheel there is a low resonating whine that you can feel in the steering wheel. this should ...
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1995 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Cooling fans VIN: 1G4AH55M8S
This Century is blowing the fuse for the cooling fan relay control circuit, the one the ecm grounds to turn on the fans. It is a 10 amp fuse located behind the fuse block in the glove box. I saw a few posts about the fuse location, but I could not find any thi...
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1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4NJ52T3V
Okay. I need help. This car was brought in on the hook. Customer stated that he had ben on open highway for about 10 minutes, slowed down to 45mph to pass through a neihboring town and when he went to accelerate back up to speed the car started to shake violen... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
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2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2G4WS52J02
HI THIS IS MY BROTHERS CAR, IT SEEMS SLUGISH ON ACCELERATION UNTIL YOU GET TO 75% THROTTLE AND THEN IT FEELS LIKE THE [...] OPEN (I KNOW IT DOESN'T HAVE A 4BARREL BUT THAT IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE) I HAVE FOUND THAT UNPLUGGING THE EGR VALVE SOLVES THE PROBLEM....
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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5292P
Hi Techs, we put a used engine in this car and it started pumping coolant so we installed another used engine. The only problem is the service engine soon light is on,(code 083) for 24x signal is high. The engine will not start (no spark) when both sensors are... Trouble codes: 083
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY23P8P
The vehicle came in as a no start. I replaced the distributer, re assembled and it was still a no start. Only now the Coil gets blistering hot and the tach filter is smoking. Checked a few wires at the coil and found the the tach filter wire is grounded. I cut... Trouble codes: 42 (IC Grounded)
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Differential VIN: 1GNFK16K1S
I feel dumb with this one but the late nights are catching up with me.this suburban has a inop 4x4 .someone else already put new style frt. actuator (fully electric).have power at brown wire tapped into transfer case no power at either wire going to actuator d...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
hi fellow tech's. ty in advance for your help i have the infamous 4.3 s-10 with the ever so popular po300. tech 2 show cam offset -17. removed dist gear was worn no shaft play and cmp sensor looked ok and seemed to test ok.replaced gear popped it back in still... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 5.7L Power door locks VIN: 1GNGC26R6X
This is our backup Battalion Chief vehicle, it has lights, siren, and on scene response camera. It has cargo doors in the rear and is NOT equipped with keyless entry. The operator complained of the door locks inoperative. I checked them and they operate fine f...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, loss of power VIN: 2CNBJ13C2Y
Need help with timing set procedure. This vehicle has had a cylinder head removed and rebuilt due to a defective spark plug electrode getting caught in #1 exhaust valve and seat. Re-installation went well. The timing components, chain, gear, cam sensor, etc. w...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Electric door locks VIN: 2G1WF55E12
the vehicle & door locks have worked correctly from 5-11-06 until now. Door locks again won't work and 20 amp fuse blown in fuse box on driver's side panel. this time the vehicle also wouldn't crank until battery charged for 2 hours at 20 amps. Vehicle then st...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L missfire VIN: 2GCEK19VO3
This truck towed in today,runs but has missfire codes on cyls 2,4,6,8, only.Scan showed only missfires,no other codes.Fuel pressure is ok,talked to a friend at dealership,he told me to check for shorted o2,but i found none.This is the first newer vortec i've h...
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L oil loss VIN: 1GBHG31U04
Carbon canister is filling up with engine oil. Engine has 1/2 qt left in the crankcase. Vaccum is at 15-17 inches. No excessive pressure in crankcase. Has anyone run into this at all. Lot's of miles on the engine. But it does not make any sense. GM is checking...
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1978 Chrysler motorhome 440CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: M40CA8T505
hey any of you gentlemen who worked or work on the OLDER models if you have time for this question. I have a motor home here that has an idle problem and have I am fairly certain narrowed it down to the the electronic speed switch but have not found a manual t...
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1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L 3-4 shift
Posting for fellow transmission shop. Shop received auto with trans not working. Customer bought it that way.Shop overhauled trans'installed updated trans control module'version 10.Problem is after stopping trans will not shift out of third, unless you tap on ...
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1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code 11 CMP VIN: 1C4GP54R4T
Thanks for reading. This high mileage mini-van came in with a major "fish biting" complaint. Occured at 2000 RPM in gear or out. Code 11 returns shortly after erase. Alldata tree found no trouble (the non-DSO side). Replaced cam and crank sensors, no change ex... Trouble codes: 11 (CMP or CKP sensor), P0340 (cam sensor circuit)
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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)
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L Fuel will not siphon VIN: 2C8GM48L55
This vehicle came in for running out of gas with erractic gauge problem for the fuel gauge and slow fill. I never could verify this and after talking with Chrysler installed both left and right fuel senders. Customer took vehicle and lasted for about 3 weeks. ...
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1989 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1B3BC5632K
Vehicle came in shop older women owned. This dynasty is a very nice well maintained vehicle maybe one of the cleanest dynastys in my town. Vehicle will run great at idle but as you take off the car will shift into second gear and be traveling at nearly 20 mph ...
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1994 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L engine VIN: 1B4GH54L5R
Customer brought van back into us after having the transmission rebuilt at a local trans shop. They noticed a vibration as soon as they pickup up there vehicle and drove it. Returned to trans shop and had tech drive vehicle but they could not feel vibration. D...
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L Blows Fuse # 10 VIN: 1B3ES67C3S
This car blows Fuse # 10 when in D or 1 or 2 & the brakes are applied, if you leave the car in D and never hit the brakes, the fuse won't blow, also if the shifter is in R, N or P and you hit the brakes the fuse won't blow either, so it has to be in a forward ...
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1995 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Trans flywheel VIN: 284GH2537S
Transmission flywheel
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L no start VIN: 1B7HC16Z5W
eng will crank over, has good spak,fuel pressure,compresson,pulss width, cranking rpm shows up on scanner. all senser readings seem good on scanner,etc,map,iac,iat. injector test checked when cranking and showed up good @ 0 deg.
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L suspention clunk turnning left VIN: 1B7KF2366W
this customer had brought this truck to us for a clunking noise only turnning left. he stated that he has had the track bar replaced 4 times prior to bringing to us. twice while still under the factory warranty. upon inspection we found sure enough that the tr...
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1998 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L clutch VIN: 3B7MF36DXW
This truck has a chatter that does not happen on initial clutch engagement but more on full engagement. primarily in reverse but some in first. Will not chatter in any other gear. Only from stop
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1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTBR10T5J
i have this a4ld that won't go into third gear. when it's shifted manually, it just coasts. when d or o is selected it stays in second. if i could get some direction, it would be greatly appreciated! thanx in advance! gale
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, DECEL VIN: 1FMCU24X5R
first of all thanks in advance for your time and help, i realize what it takes to take a few minutes to read and come up with some helping thoughts. this vehicle came in with the egr tube rusted off, repaired that and replaced the pfe sensor,tps,plugs, the o...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4046T
Hello and Thank You Ford techs for reading this. This car will miss fairly regularly under heavy acceleration. It has set code P0305 2times, but now won't set again, but still misses under load. I tried cleaning the injectors with Ford cleaner, even tried a ne... Trouble codes: P0305
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L no engine braking VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
Got one for you Ford guys. Customer came in for no engine braking. Checked for codes and found none.Test drove car and found that when you take your foot off the gas, you just keep going like the cruise is on, but it will eventually start going down. It idles ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Locking hubs VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Hi all. Hope someone out there has had some experience with these. I have a 1999 Ford ranger 4x4 come in with a front differential pinion seal leaking, the second tome he's replaced it. While changing it I noticed that the front driveline wouldn't turn even th...
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1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGED736XM
Hi IATN Techs. I have a 91 Civic 1.6L. 5spd. Way high miles at 253068K. Uses a bit of oil but what the hey . Idles OK, a bit slow, but as soon as you take it off idle it hunts up and down about 250 rpm. On acceleration it has good power. Never seen this before...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L door latch VIN: 1HGCB7666M
Have an Accord here with drivers door latch broken. Have removed seat and interior door panel. Need to release latch now. Have read all comments on this seemingly common issue. Looks grim! [...].net does not seem to have anything other than car sales. Need...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D62
Hello all, Car just came in today, late afternoon. Will try to dig in deep tommorow, however, I took a quick look at Alldata, just to prime myself on the circuits etc. and am a bit confused. According to alldata, there is a vss on the r/ front wheel, one on t... Trouble codes: P0501
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y4W
Thank You in advanced for all your help. I have been fighting this problem for several months now. This is my brother-in-law's suv so I'd really like to get this taken care of. While driving the engine will stall but then after a few seconds the engine will st... Trouble codes: P1320 (The ignition signal in the primary circuit is not sent to ECM during cranking or running)
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Brake pressure VIN: SAJNV4842K
The car had the red brake light come on. Within 5 minutes, the pressure hydraulic system failed, leaving a hard pedal and no power assistance. Pulled the code 11, which reads that there has been a "redundancy circuit failure". The only repairs cited are to che...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1746T
Based on our IATN research we determined that it could have been all due to an EGR valve that stuck open causing the intermittent dying issues as well as the codes and the miss-surge at highway speeds. We replaced the EGR and plugs and changed the oil but the ... Trouble codes: P0727, P1775, P1172
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C3Y
hi all have a jag xj8L test drove ok. customer stated had a hesitation and misfire 2 diffrent times .check engine light on found po300 random misfire,and all the 301-308 for every cyl. misfire and p1316 excessive emisions .cleared faults test drove again light...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L bearings VIN: 1J4GL58K92
I have a growling noise up front.Sounds like wheel bearing but doesn't change with side to side steering.I'm thinking diff. bearings and this is a materpiece of engineering as far as what it takes to get the cover off.Anyway have't been at the dealer for quite...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7231Y
this is a comeback kia. original problem was mil on with code p0326 knock sensor. code would repeat within 3 or 4 drive cycles. replaced sensor with oem knock sensor and no problem for 3 weeks. came in yesterday with mil on and p0326 coding again. no other iss... Trouble codes: P0326 (knock sensor)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L FT of engine VIN: WDBEA30D1G
The car came in with a noise that sounded like a timing chain noise, or something hitting in the dist cap area. We put a new tensioner in it and the noise came back right away. We then put in a new chain all guides and put it back together. One of the guides w...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Unknown VIN: WDBBA48D1G
Hellow again all you mercedes guys this car is driving me nuts came in for the air blowing only our of the center vents and the defrost vents, has no floor or side vent opperation. i have removed the entire dash and vacume tested all lines and valves to ensure...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L no 2nd gear upshift VIN: WDBGA42E5N
I need some help on this 722.3 benz trans. This thing came in with multiple transmission problems. First it was starting off in second gear and it had an extremely harsh downshift slowing down and accelerating. It had a broken reaction valve for the rear brake...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L abs VIN: WDHA23E3VE
When you come to a stop, just before you stop the ABS pump/system engages ever so slightly. Vehicle did not do this before front pad/rotor replacement, brake flush.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Transmission VIN: WDBGA32G4X
This car was brought to me with MIL on and no upshift. I followed the diagnostic list in ShopKey for the code P0715. I checked for voltage between Terminals 13 and 33 at the TCM, range stated was between 4 and 8 volts, this car had 6.2. I then checked continui...
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1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5R
Good Morning! I have a problem child here and I need help! Car was towed in, no start,. Checked no spark or injector pulse, fuel presure is fine. Had no rpm input to ecm. Got under the car and checked the crank sensor resistance real quick, got 368 ohms. Plugg...
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA3BM54J7P
this car is killing me!!! first off thanks in advance for any and all help. this car came in this am customer said it all started on sat. the car did not start so he jumped it and drove when he was comming to a light it stalled he started it back up and off he...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JA3AY25C9Y
Hi All, I have this Mistubishi which I need come help with. It came in a few weeks ago because it would not start, when I gave it gas, it ran. I replaced the idle control motor, cleaned the throttle body and adjusted the idle speed screw. I later learned that ... Trouble codes: P0505
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Won't shift, check engine light Code P0720 VIN: JN1CA31DXY
The vehicle towed to shop. Customer said while driving, check engine light came on, lost transmission power, won't shift. When car at the shop, test drive, everything ok, Transmission shift normal. Found code P0720: Output speed sensor circuit malfunction. Co-...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fueling problem VIN: JN8DR09Y72
Gentlemen This unit was brought to my shop for a problem when refueling and the ck engine light on. When refueling it will always spit fuel back out the fill tube. Fueling is always done with the engine off and will happen at any tank level. The problem seeme... Trouble codes: P1444 (p1446-), P1446 (p0452-), P0452
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L abs VIN: 1G3WH52M3V
hello to everyone this is the first time i am writing to the help line. this car has me puzzled to say the least. the car came originally with history code 1226 (right front excessive wheel speed sensor variation). from the very first time i had a problem dupl...
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1992 Pontiac Sunbird LE Value Leader 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3G2JC11H3N
Need iATN help, When applying brakes only while driving this car makes a hissing noise (possible vacuum leak although not found) from the center to passenger side air vents. The symptom will not occur if I pump the brake pedal while stopped, nor will it make t...
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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...
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L noise from brakes VIN: 3G7DA03E43
we had this vechile in originally and turned the drums as they apeared to be threaded. the noise went away for approx two months then returned. we brought it in agian and serviced the rear brakes and backing plates with lube noise went awayt again for two mont...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling fan VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Vehicle came in with a P0483 cooling fan function problem. Both fans operate and seem to operate fine. No overheating and no noise from fans. When cleared the code returns in about two weeks.
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1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Intermittant misfire according to customer...I got nothing on test drive except for MIL.This "old thing" is in good shape and worth attention.It's been tuned up completly and no change.From my brief look at the trouble tree I'm trying a lot of parts on with no... Trouble codes: 12 (ignition), 14 (ignition)
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Stall VIN: JT3AC24SXS
Car was brought in on hook, died on the road. Would start, then run a little while then die. It starts immediately, runs up to 1600 to 1750 RPM then stalls. 3 seconds total run time. Scanner shows no injector pulse width, it appears to be starting from the col...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE09B9S
Vehicle died and now just cranks and will not start. Tbelt and compression are good. Spark appears to be on the weak side and tried running the car on outside source of fuel to eliminate possibility of bad gas since they just filled the tank recently. Pulled s...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4TAWN74N8W
Customer says, about 10% of the time the clutch pedal will not release fully on shifting. We have managed to experience this problem only twice. The pedal does not stay at the floor. In fact the pedal rises enough for the vehicle to accelerate normally. You ca...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L master VIN: 2T1CF28PXX
Well I can't decide where to go with this one. The car came in with a hard brake pedal complant. The pedal feels normal at 20mph if you just want to slow down , try a panic stop and it wont stop, real bad at 45mph. He said he noticed it after a panic stop on t...
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1993 BMW M5 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSHD9311P
Although the customer did not allow us to repair the vehicle we are quite confident that the problem is not the pcm itself but is in a component that it outputs to having high resistance-load and causing the output stage to fail due to its load. In our case th... Trouble codes: 100 (Ecu output stages).
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1999 BMW 323is 2.5L cooling gauge VIN: WBABF7330X
Only 5 replies on this one but 3 were right on the money. Seems these cylinder heads like to crack between #4 & #5. We pulled the valve cover and sure enough found more than one crack in different places. I have not had the best of luck trying to do a block te...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT53471
This car has two camshaft positions sensors. The A P0340 refers to a fault with the intake cam sensor,which is fairly common. The intake cam sensor is located at the front driver's side of the cylinder head behind the Vanos solenoid. The vehicle has two sensor...
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1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tcc accumulator VIN: 1G4HP52L6R
FIX: No TCC accumulator used on non 3.4L engines. Leave an empty hole without a piston and move on. The transmission works like a charm, Thanks guys! In the back of my mind, I thought I had taken a piston out of the hole on teardown. While the parts layout s...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L air mix door VIN: 1G4CW52K1V
Hi people, and thanks for the many replies...it was in fact low on freon..recovered freon,weighed it.evacuated and recharged with dye,works fine now..kind of goes against all logic,but the car is fixed,except for the leak i will check it tommorrow,to see if i ...
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2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L vibration VIN: 1G4HR54K21
thanks to all! the fix was the left inboard (tripod joint) was galled, replace w/ reman axle. road test. vibration is gone.iatn is great
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID hubs VIN: 194677S111
There were many replies, and some duplicated feedback. The main gist of the replies concerned whether the rear hub play was too great (.001 to .008 being the spec.), and I concluded that end play wasn't the problem. All other external parts were new, i.e. the ...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBBS10E3J
Thanks for all the suggestions. We had checked all grounds and unplugged ECM. We disconnected every sensor to check for shorts. We grounded circuit 461 as was suggested. We tried another ECM. All testing said the ECM was bad. We had another Postal vehicle come...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
Thank you all for responding to my problem I neede to go back to basics I checked intake vacuum gauge was waivering badly Had a bad valve spring Replaced engine with reman and problem was cured Sorry for the bad info I needed to do a more thorough check Thanks...
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2002 Chevrolet 6500 210CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJ6H1C72
Thanks to all that replied.I got six replies in all. Some said bad injector, some said I needed to have a certain type scanner to read the codes( we didn't have it of coarse), and one said a high pressure oil line might be the problem. we ran the truck a whi...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Driveabilty VIN: 1GNEK13Z43
Thanks for the great replies. Didn't get a chance to try any. Had scoped the sensors and new they were good. Proublem was rodent induced. Wires chewed on top of tranny. Thanks again
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13SX4
Thanks to Raymond for you info on the 2 TPS voltages, it was a big help. Dan, there is No MAF sensor used on this application. It turned out that during another test drive we got the MIL on and code P0171 system lean set. After verifying no fuel problems,n...
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1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: I3ES27C4T0
The problem was the pcm, install a good used one & that took care of the problem... Thanks to every one who replied Trouble codes: P0135.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L ABS Light VIN: 2B6JB21Y2X
Well, Lsimpson Hit It On The Head, The HCU Was Bad, Very Good Diagnostic Info Given. Once Again, Thanks To All Of Those Who Replied
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Misfire, BUCKING VIN: 2B4GP74L02
Well, this was a tough one, but I ended up finding the problem. Following some of your suggestions, I removed the transmission to inspect the flexplate for cracks. Unfortunately, there were no cracks found. However, while the transmission was out, I inspected ...
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2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L no drl or high beams VIN: 2C3HH46V52
Well, this one is fixed. I tested both bulbs, the high beam relay and the DRL module. In the end I found 5 wires hanging down under the dash and two of those wires were the colours of the high beam wires- red/white and orange white. I started testing the 3 rem...
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP6245P
Ricky hit the nail on the head,it was the cam.I had checked the chain but failed to look at the cam. thanks for all the replys!
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2FMZA51454
Thanks again IATN members,Igot the cooling fans to come on by replacing the fuse,HA! The key was having a guide to fuse placement and that was provided by an online owners manual suggested by one member.The fuse,one of those with a clear plastic window looked ...
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2000 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6636X
I replaced the catalitic converter and the problem has gone thanks very much to all people for your responses Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalistyc Eficience low bank 1).
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF46S32
well i got the pcm and still didn't fix the problem. so i replaced the vss sensor still no fix. removed differential cover to inspect teeth on ring gear and all was good. so i decided to do a power balance test and amazingly (since i didn't feel any kind of en...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4 wd VIN: 1FMDU72E22
Well the Explorer is fixed. Replacing the 4x4 control module did the trick. Only had 3 replies with all of them suggesting the motor on the transfer case was the likely culprit. Decided to go with my gut this time & it worked out. The only other thing I can te...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L I wish I knew VIN: 2FTRX18W13
I wanted to wait until the customer had driven his truck problem free for a few weeks before I closed this help request. It appears that it was in fact the PATS that was causing the no start. When the customer was dropping off his key each time he left the veh...
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1997 Geo Metro 1.0L No Start VIN: 2C1MR2266V
Yes the vehicle is fixed. Figured it had to be something odd. So I started at the begining again. Rechecked circuits. Found that the ground to the ignition control module would light my test light with the light connected to battery power. I assumed on previou...
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2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L battery Drain VIN: 3GKEC16Z64
you can call this one finshed. setting inside truck you coild not here it running but rear a/c blower was stuck on low speed customer had all rear vents closed. found rear blower resistor to be the problem gm has a tsb on this problem.went home for the weekend...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD77412
Well it appears that the system is operating as designed , once the car got to operating temp the fans stayed on all the time . thanks to all who replied , especially to John , Tyler , and Dan , all had the same info about reaching operating temp . thanks agai...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1HGCM55403
Thanks first of all to those who took the time to reply to my help request. It turns out to be that the vehicle had some contaminated fuel with some kind of stickey thick goo in it.Drained and cleaned out the tank and had to replace the fuel pump/ removed and ...
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2006 Infiniti m35 3.5L tire pressure VIN: JNKAYO1E96
we have a sensor activadtor tool which i use but still did not fix the car so i gave it back to my wife and she drove it for a couple of days maybe 150 200 mile and the system started working so i guess it is fixed not sure why but thanks anyway
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L compressor VIN: JT8UF11E4L
it seems there is a combination pressure switch by the accumulator that sends a signal to the pcm and dosent show up in the compressor clutch wiring schematics replaced it and works fine
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering column VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
This vehicle is fixed, i found a combination switch that was getting hot after a very long drive, replaced it and all is well now. Thanks so much for the replies, Devin.
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1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CRJ2A4Y
Thank you for the replies that I have recieved, The actual fix was a re-man ECU plug & play from a Co in Old forge PA Diagnosis was confirmed that the intake side ignition coil had no trigger from ECU to fire 1/2 of the intergal coil's in that unit thus settin... Trouble codes: P0351.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FE17N74
car went back to body shop after our repair-just got out and still runs good-was waiting to close post until we knew for sure-fix was replace both coils for front rotor, replace plugs and change oil again-internal malfunction in coils-all is well now, thanks f...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Electronic VIN: WDB1400571
Thanks for the help on this one.I have sent the control out for bench test. I will let you know what we find but every one seems to think that it is the control. There is a tsb on this problem.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L blower fan not working VIN: WDBEA34E3S
Thank to all replies the fix was mane fuse for blower on fire wall above brake master cylender fuse has small crack in fuse replace fuse blower working good...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Power windows VIN: WDBJH82F8W
Thanks to all who responded to my request. It turns out that the battery had been disconnected on this car (didn't know this} After having a battery disconnected or replaced, the windows need synchronized. This procedure involves pressing each window button to...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65H6X
thank you for all your replies- checked crank signal- signal looked good- replaced crank sensor- problem solved
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBRN47J42
I replace the oil filler cap test drove the car and all is well we sometimes overlook the simple fixes thanks again
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L steering wheel VIN: JA4MT31H3Y
Well, it's fixed! As some of you suggested, it ended up being play in the steering box. After adjusting up the slack in the box, the wobble is gone. Thanks to all who replied.
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Mechanical VIN: M246F45637
hello i'm sorry for this post i did not looked at the car myself after i looked at the car i found a broken vac.line to the fuel regulator i reset the code and drove the car for 110 mil. no code no problem thank you and sorry for tking all your time on this ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7S
Sorry it has taken so long to post I suspect the inj. wiring harness has a prob. I am waiting for a harness. When I get one I will let you know if this fixed the prob. Thanks for all your help Louis
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D2V
Problem was solved when the engine began Knocking. My friend is going to replace the engine. All responses pointed to an intake vaccum leak, which I strongly suspect to have been the problem. Thanks for all the replies. Hope I can help you in the future!
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