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1997 Audi A6 2.8L P/S Fluid VIN: WAUJA84A5V
Hello to all, and thanks in advance! We had flushed the P/S fluid 2 days before this happened. The couple was packed in thier wagon heading to NY for a week vacation! (with 2 year old and she is 8 mos. pregnant! all this on a friday afternoon!) P/S system sudd...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WB14W4K
Hello, I Have this car that was towed In A no start.I went To check it out And it started And ran great Of course. After driving It Awhile it would feel Like it shut down for A few seconds And go again Then shut down And not start for A few minutes.At The sh...
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5315P
We have cycled the egr solenoid #3 and have seen the engine rpms drop greatly. Removed egr to inspect passages- (very open) Found the o2 sensor very sluggish so we replaced that and saw an improvement with the intergrator & block learn however the MIL light st... Trouble codes: 55 (egr solenoid 3 fault)
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
Hell Friends, Iíll give you a little history on this reman engine first. We replaced the engine due to a chronic overheating problem with is consistent with the 4.6 Northstar. We didnít want to get involved in head gaskets so we told the customer the only way... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1983 Chevrolet C10 Silverado 5.0L high line pressure VIN: 2GCDC14H6D
This truck came to us with no reverse. All forward gears ok. We disassembled and found the low reverse clutches and steels burned and the planetary damaged. We replaced those and reassembled with new seals and gaskets. We flushed and flow checked the cooler an...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L shifting VIN: 2GCEC19K2P
the problem is that the transmition shifts through the gears at about 25 mph, goes all the way up, then when trying to cruise at speed on hiway will hunt and peck through gears depending on weather on/off acceleratror, testing has indicated that output signal ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L fuel gauge message center VIN: 2GTEK19T7Y
This truck came in to us with a message center complaint. the fuel gauage will drop to empty and the low fuel light stays on as well as the message center starts flashing battery, low fuel, sevice 4wd, and security. sometimes if you shut truck down and restart...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L srs VIN: 1GBJK33113
truck came to our shop from body shop-cranks & quits. no communication with modules. found bcm missing from vehicle. replaced bcm. still no communication with modules. found 1 ground at left front core support disconnected & 2 ground wires cut at dr. side rear...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1234567H9Y
Hello everyone, First I forgot to get the ser# before leaving the shop. The car will not start sometimes after it gets hot, I am having a hard time getting it to act up enough and long enough at a time to ck anything. It has stalled a few times when I would s...
1993 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L failed nox VIN: 2B3ED56F0P
vehicle came in for failed nox. no dtc's. tested egr vehicle stalls getting back pressure thru hose. did functional test w/noid lite it blinks while testing. when testing stops noid lite says on all the time. while testing (functional) there is no vaccum reale...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L head lights VIN: 1B4GP44L5X
vehicle came in with all lights (headlights,parking,radio and dash) flashing we replaced headlight switch and dealer brought a used bcm now when you turn the lights on they will not shut off if you pull the relay they will shut off but as soon as you turn them...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44331
Intermitent No Start/No Spark. I do have Inj. Pulse. I can fire all coil circuits through ATM functional test on Scan tool. (Good spark) I have checked CMP and CKP both on lab scope at PCM and the 1,2 & 3 square wave from CMP sets almost dead center on the gap... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign. coil 1 Pri. CKT), P0352 (Ign. coil 2 Pri. CKT), P0353 (Ign. coil 3 Pri. CKT)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L body VIN: ID7HU18ZX2
hi guys i know im bad at repling but sometimes i forget. ive got the new mitchell and it helps great. ive got this truck with a bad noise drive straight down the road and rock the wheel and you feel a banging noise under the seat. the front end is tight and th...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L starting circuit VIN: 1B7GG36N72
This truck blows the starter fuse #12 in dash intermittently. Different tech removed the alarm system last week, came in then with fuse blown. I found no wires in this fuse circuit related to the removed parts. Truck started all day yesterday. Today after driv...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y6L
Hello Ford Gurus and techs at large... vehicle was in another shop for a month.ECM was RandR'd (rebuilt) a number of times.I will talk to rebuilder to see if they found failed circuit. I would like to find good used unit but no luck. Original ECM does not mat... Trouble codes: 12 (cant control high rpm self test), 22 (map out of range), 13 (cant control rpm lo rpm self test), 65 (od cancel switch does not change state)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Hello Ford techs. This is a service writers truck and the ABS light will not stop blinking code 16. Alldata says this code means everything is OK. If everything is OK, why is the ABS light always blinking this code? He brought the truck in for the ABS light bl...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTDF1823V
Code P0460 refers to fuel level input to the PCM. Running data display shows the level voltage at 1.6V, but the level percentage at 0%. The dashboard fuel gauge reads 1/2 tank off of the same sensor. Creating an open circuit to the fuel level sensor jumps the ... Trouble codes: P0460
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L brake Pedal VIN: 1FBSS31F0W
This van has a soft pedal the first time you push on it if you are sitting still. If you let up and push again the pedal is hard however if you are moveing you can push pedal as many time as you want and pedal works normal. Again if you stop and push pedal it ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This Ranger cam in with a MIL and a miss. We located and replaced a broken cam sensor and ran a fuel injection service to get rid of the miss, but we still have a code P1309 missfire detected. Mitchell tells us it is either... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire detection)
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L f9 fuse VIN: 1FAFP66LXW
car came in on hook. installed new fuse. f9. eec circuit. car runs great, after test drive, fuse blows and circuit stays shorted until towed in. checked every component in circuit no draw. pulled loom by trans and couldn't see any chafed wires. fuse ussualy bl...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y
This is a vehicle that was near or in contact with lightning about 2 weeks ago. Vehicle was sent here because of intermittant transmission issues then we became aware of communication issues and the lightning issue. Insurance gave us permission to replace what...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5349Y
Thanks in advance for all replies. Have a Windstar van with a battery that goes dead after sitting 2-3 days. Alternator puts out 14.5 volts. Battery passes load test. Draw is .25 mA after sitting for 30-45 min. Did notice when connecting battery the headlamps ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Monitor Reset VIN: 1FTWW32SXY
After resetting and trying the drive cycle (long procedeure) we gave the customer back the vehicle to continue driving in the hopes that the monitors would reset. Has anyone had luck in completing a drive cycle on these vehicles or are there other Mode data I ...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Hey there ford masters. I have had this vehicle into the shop a few times in the past two weeks with the same code p0304 misfire cylinder number four. We have replaced the original spark plugs and wires with new from the dealer. We have tested and determined t... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder number four)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D22
hi all. thankyou in advance for your help with this one. this one has been to two shops for this and now us. there are no drivability issues reported, just the check engine light on. the code is: p1432 thermostat heater control circuit malf. Evidently, ford ha... Trouble codes: P1432
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L abs power VIN: 2FMZA52463
Recived relay from dealer. Had previously tested module for codes. Cannot locate relay. It is listed in the parts list, is not available in Alldata, or Identifix, or Mitchell's. Does anyone have an idea of it's hiding place as it won't fit by design into eithe...
1995 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Air Bag VIN: 1GKDT13W0S
Working on my daughter's vehicle before she goes back to college. Vehicle has never been in a wreck as far as we know. She has owned it for 5 years now. For the past 6 months, the ari bag light has been comming on intermittently. Seems to be more common when t...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31WXV
Hi gang, I have read the numerous posts for this particular vehicle and have struck out thus far. The vehicle came in for died while driving and now no start. Vehicle has plenty of spark and WILL run on starting fluid. I have 63 lbs. of fuel pressure and tons...
1997 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDFG15R4V
the van came back in with the s.e.s light on with po172 and 175 stored. i checked spider for leakdown with return line blocked off. very slow and slight. with the van running fuel trims are. short terms b1 125 b2 127 long terms b1 110 b2 109 so the pcm is subt... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L limp home VIN: 4SCY58V1S4
tell you the truth i dont have much experience with these vehicals but here goes .you can drive 150 miles without it acting up and sometimes it takes ten the transmission light comes on and it seems like it goes into limp home and the moter is sluggish i realy...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMRA1863T
Replaced worn out engine with low mileage engine. After installation idle is sometimes eratic with high vibration. It sounds like intermittant "missing" on one or more cylinders. Customer says condition was not present with old engine. It seems to happen about...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Eng. VIN: JNRDRO9Y81
This is the same as a niss. pathfinder eng. or so i"m told. The cust.drove it in overheating. Yes drove it in. Frist i tryed a therm. Also i changed the oil & filter no water in oil. No smoke from tail pipe Eng. is not skiping. Changed cracked belts. Still Ove...
1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L a/c and blower motor VIN: 1J4FJ88S4N
Blower moter fuse will blow after one to five minutes of a/c operation. Will not blow fuse on the vent setting, only when the a/c is on. Have replaced blower motor and blower moter resistor but did not solve the problem. I noticed that the a/c vent air would s...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This Sportage came in 2 weeks ago for codes p0135 and p0141. I replaced the o2's. Customer came back 2 days later with same codes. After reading a few help requests here at iATN, I ordered a new set of o2's from the dealer. While waiting for the parts I procee... Trouble codes: P0135 (Heater circuit malfuntion B1S1), P0141
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L timing belt VIN: KNAGD12652
Good evening Gentlemn, Customer had there fine 2002 Optima towed to the shop beacause it quit on the road. A quick inspection revealed a broken timing belt. According to Alldata this is an intereference engine. We performed a leak down test and the reuslts in...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L compressor VIN: 5LMPU28L1W
The customer brought this truck to me with a recently installed new compressor and relay. I tested and found the compressor with only 30psi output. I concluded the pump had failed internally and needed replacement. The customer had the dealer swap it out. The ...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3534X
Vehicle came in with mil lamp on p0402. EGR Excessive flow. After researching a bulletin in alldata and reading a 5 year old post on IATN I decided to pull the Plenum (surge tank) and examine the egr passages. Yes they were carboned up. I cleaned them out wit... Trouble codes: P0402
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22531
car came to shop with erratic idle problem, also when in gear with foot on brake engine will stall. found engine codes listed above. performed system tests on related cicuits as per mitchell 1. no opens or shorts found in maf, iat, or egr electrical circuits f... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf circuit low input), P0113 (iat circuit high input), P0300 (random misfire detected), P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L overvoltage relay VIN: WDB1240302
Have ABS light on with ignition and engine running always. Have scoped sensors both front and rear all showing good patten. Suspect overvoltage relay but where is it on this 300E vehicle as our imformation is very limited,any help would be great.
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBHA28E2R
Customer came in with a surge at idle of about 200rpm. Diag'd p1334. Found wire harness in bad shape. Customer did not want new harness, only repaired. Repaired harness every where it was needed, still surges. Suspected cruise motor on throttle body, and was t... Trouble codes: P1342 (Camshaft control sol.)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E71
Hello,We have this vehicle that came in as a no start.We checked the basics and found two fuses blown,designated f22 and f44.We replaced both fuses and test drove.Fuse f22 blew after about 5 min. of driving,the vehicle stopped when the fuse blows.We don't work...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2MELM75W2S
Hi Ford Tecs, the complaint on this car was stalling several times in morning and running fine most other times. idle speed low on cold start. Looked thigs over, ordered and installed new idle air control motor and installed. Not much better, IAC is in such a ... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control problem)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOT
hello to all members this nissan will not pass ct emissions with the ses light on,there is not much info on this code,i have used the stanard plus tech line and they can not help me,the moduleis in the trunk left quarter panel along with a dropping resistor,th... Trouble codes: 1220 (fuel pump control module circut)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGDD26S5Y
The Vehicle came in with a Code 32 and no driveability concerns.. Our first attempt to fix this vehicle we replaced the EGR-Back Pressure Transducer and the EGR control Valve Solenoid; we also performed a fuel injection cleaning. Vehicle left only to come back... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure nissan code), P0400 (egr system failure obd ii code)
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L instrument cluster VIN: 1N6DD26S8Y
Thanks in advance for your time...The affected area is the instrument cluster. After 20 min. of driving only when ambient temp. is over 80 F., all gauges and warning lights go blank as well as the odometer. The last thing to fade is indeed the odometer. When t...
1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L engine block VIN: 1P3EJ46C0V
I am in the middle of doing the head gasket in this fine unit and while cleaning the block surface discovered a crack in front of the #2 cylinder right at the web next to the cylinder bore towards the water jacket. The web is slightly raised at the crack. This...
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 37GA03S02S
this car won't start after a hot soak. customer has to wait for 20 - 40 minutes . have replaced both crank sensors and control module. i haven't had car not start at shop so i haven't been able to test for spark ,fuel, or noid.any help would appreciated .thank...
1994 Saturn SL1 1.9L Dash gauge VIN: 1G8ZH5599R
Hey everyone, and all you saturn guys. Need help, This Saturn is baffling me. With the engine running or when driving, the temp gauge will go over to the red zone.(engine is not overheating) Replaced the sender and same thing. Found in Mitchell the resistance ...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L hard start hot VIN: JT2MX62W0D
installed rebuilt engine,with all new injectors,cold start injector,before instalation car started and ran fine,after instalation of rebuilt engine,car has long crank to start,hot,even after sitting outside all,will crank for 5-6 seconds and then fire up,runs ...
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L ignition timing VIN: JT4RN81P8M
problem with checking the timing. it at 31 degree btdc.jump terminals at the conector, no rpm changes or check engine light stay on.jump wires connector at the back of the computer,still no changes.this problem happen when engine is warm only or during smog in...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shifting VIN: JTEHH20V02
This vehicle came in for a transmission filter change on customers request. Filter was changed and fluid topped off. Fuild was very dark. Test drove vehicle and everything seemed good. Two days later vehicle came back in with complaints of harsh shifting. Drov...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L ft. diff. rh seal cover VIN: JTEEP21A34
Hello to all, I have no if very little info to repair this one(love mitchell 1) its leaking atf from a small hole (weep hole?) at the rh ft. axle seal housing on the ft. diff. not the seal itself but out the hole. When we pulled the fill plug about a qt of atf...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Coolant level sensor VIN: 3VWTD81HOV
I'm looked for info. on what will cause this level sensor light to blink. It does go through the test- steady on then goes off, but after driving for about 20 min. the temp light will start blinking. Coolant level ok, not overheating ( 195 F) Aux fans are work...
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH2702X
Hope for some insight. Got a 99 eurovan camper 43,000 miles and neglected it seems. Vehicle came to me after customer got disgusted with local dealer. (not unussual). After replacement of ignition componants. Problem was not cured. I recieved it 6 months later... Trouble codes: 16684 (random missfire), 16685 (missfire 1), 16687 (missfire 3), 16689 (missfire 5)
1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8811N
Hi All, We have this 940 with a 311 code (speedo sensor signal missing). We measured the signal out of the speed sensor and was just a little low however since we had it out we replaced it. Code disappeaded for a couple weeks. I seem to remember that there is ...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JS8312R
OK I guess Ive lost my mind but Ive got a 94 940 (B230 non-turbo)here with the old "fuel pump relay symptom" but when I go to check it...Its not there? the relay board behind the ashtray looks the same, but no relay there? its got the supres relay on the right...
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS pump VIN: YV1LW5574W
Hi Group! This is mine and my wife's car. ABS&Tracs lights came on a few months ago briefly, then went out, when Father in law was driving. Abs&Tracs lights light cam on again last week, and stayed on. I verified it on my way to work with it today. Borrowed V...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Hard starting VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Hi this for the Volvo techs. I've got this problem when cranking, the engine starts to labor and buck like the timing is too far advanced. I disconnected the crank sensor and it cranks normally. The car runs fine when it finally starts. I tried replacing the E...

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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA88G2T
well another one for the history books. would you believe the egr purge solendoid was sticking partially open, cause slight egr activation and hence the cylinder #3 misfire. we assumed from past experience that an open egr would have caused random multiple mis... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Audi TT 1.8L cooling fans VIN: TRUTX25N81
well guys i am sorry it took so long to post, this car sit in the shop for a little over a month and mangment would not move a inch on the cost for repair, maybe next time , sorry again
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 13NUO12W1R
Well I'd like to thank everyone for there good advice. There was a fuel leak at the plastic hose in the plenum on the return side just before it comes to the nut. As for the fuel pressure being high, there was something in the return line restricting the retur...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L clutch VIN: 1G1YY22P5R
you have to take the trans bellhousing off with the engine because the cluthfork is attached with the throw-out bearing
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Air volume VIN: 1GBFG15R6T
Well the fix was simple, I threw the customer out of my shop. Everything was hooked up correctly, there are no vacuum leaks and power and grounds are B+ to the blower. The last straw working with this guy was being blamed for a VSS going out 4 hours away from ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Electronic VIN: 2GCEC19T61
I got three replies all stating the parking brake switch was the problem. We tested the switch and it was working. We sent the customer to the dealier. We were nto able to diagnose the problem.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L speedometer VIN: 2GCEC19T94
Thanks for all of the replies! A replacement speedo cured the problem.
1996 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Engine VIN: 2C3HC56FXT
Thanks for all the great replies. I sent the head to the machine shop. They were slightly warped but no cracks. They machined them and now the engine runs great. Thanks again.
1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IC3EJ56H8W
Hello Friend's Thank you for all the reply, i call the customer and he say that the car run find since i install the crank sensor[OME} he will bring it back for the noise on Chime, i have got a few ideal from the archive and also a few reply, i will let you ...
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L rt head VIN: 2C3HH56U71
I would like to thank Kevin, Tom, Robert, Richard, Charles, Steve, Paul, Luisito, Denis and Paul. I would also say a special Thanks to Tom for providing a Part # for the Chrysler t/c kit, unfortunately not priced in Canada. Well you all said timing chain and r...
1990 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GK54ROL
The problem for the cut-out was the crank sensor.The flow chart tells you to check the resistance and that was okay. Found the output signal from the crank sensor would get weak and that was when the van cut-out.Replaced crank sensor and van runs good.Replacin... Trouble codes: 15 (no speed sigal to ecm).
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AG52H91
I replaced the EGR solenoid with a new one from the dealer and it has not returned. The old solenoid tested good 35ohms at 86 degrees but the new one was always 1 ohm less at all temps. I did not belive that this was enough to set a code but I think that when ... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR solonoid circut fault).
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L LR wheel sensor VIN: 14GDP24RO4
Thanks to all, I am going to send this one to the dealer. I changed the controller, ran wires from the controller back to the sensor and even ran the wires to the oppisite wheel and still have no signal on the left rear.Im hopefull the customer will let me kno...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Onan 4.5BGDF VIN: 1FDLF47GXV
I want to thank everyone who responded. Turned out to be the voltage regulator for the ac voltage. Steve [...] and another tech I know, metioned the voltage reg and how it shuts down if the ac voltage gets too low or high. Thanks again.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel in cooling VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
removing the injectors so the sleeves could be seen and putting pressure on the cooling system worked great. found #8 sleeve leaking. leak was so small that air pressure in the fuel rail was not enough to narrow which bank had the leak. Thanks for the help.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pipe nipple at front of intake VIN: 1FMRU1665Y
We removed the pipe nipple which came out very easily. We put black RTV on it and reinstalled it. We let it sit overnight to set up good, filled the system and drove it 15 miles. This is the option the customer wanted to try first. It is working. I called a di...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L loss of power VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
This car is gone. It belongs to a used car dealer and if you can fix it for 25.00 ok. I am sure you tech know what I am talking about. We did find the problem it was the fuel pump as several had said. When we hooked up the gauge and drove it on hard accelarati...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Suspension VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Thanks for the replies. replaced leaf springs and sway bar link kits and all is well . Mike P
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Brake Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L31
I actually didn't fix this vehicle. The Ford dealership did. After they had tried everything that I had already tried. They began to search the wiring harness just as I had done. But they found a chaffed wire in the steering column. I had the steering column a...
1998 GMC Safari SL 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTDM19WB5
Thanks Bradly & Micheal- bullseye ! The coil did have the white power next to the coilframe itself. I ordered the pigtail pt.# [...] connector 2.170 B with [...] coil 2.170 * R installed it with no problems. Customer picked up van last week and I'v heard...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L timing belt VIN: 1HGCG5657W
Hello all, Solution found. It was the aftermarket belt. I decided to reinstall the old belt to verify my techs claim that it was loose too, fancy that it wasnt. Although both belts had the same number of teeth, the aftermarket belt was longer. Tooth spacing ...
1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L transmission VIN: KMHVF14N2S
yes it was a bad tps switch tanks for all the help
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Brake Light VIN: SAJHY1747M
Thank you - every man who took the time to respond. I am not a Jaguar service tech. And there is only 1 dealer in the State. An Hour and a half drive from everywhere. No one really wants to go there. So, I thank you for your help. ***. I drove this vehicle...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L abs light VIN: 1J4GZ5851W
hey all - I got 11 replies and all very helpful. I have the otc genesis spx. We have installed the 2004 abs software but it would not read it either. I found the software suite still in the package in the scanner case and loaded it on my computer. I went to th...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNLM9740N
I am in the process of swapping engines wil post update when I have time to tear other engine down and see whats wrong with it
1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4YR12C5W
Thanks all for the confirmation of my 'hunch'. I did finally go ahead and replace the MAF and problem solved. I still can't point my finger as to what was actually wrong with it - but something was. Truck runs great now. Thanks again. Dwayne
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ccrm VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello all, This one has been gone long enough to call it a fix. I checked running current on a known good taurus of the same year and engine size and got the same current as I got on my problem vehicle within 5%. Installed a Ford CCRM, been gone for a mont...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6537W
thanks to all you help it was the timing belt one of the idler brgs went out and it jumped time thanks again Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2os sensor responce lean).
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Power VIN: 4A3AA46G4X
Thanks again to IATN members, Everyone, including me, knew it was a timing issue - so I dove back in head first even though my crank & cam marks were still lined up. I pulled the crank pulley & lower cover off - what did I see? The shudder blade for the crank ...
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L ac compressor VIN: JA4LX41G33
OK Guy's, the car is fixed. Sorry it took this long to post, but wanted to make sure the ac stayed working.It was very hard to give data because it was so intermintant. Finally was able to se that power& ground was avalible when the clutch went inop.Clutch coi...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L relay VIN: JN1AZ34E23
The fuel door relay was just beside the evap case, to the left and above it. Still very hard to get to but there. No need to pull the center dash gauges. I received one reply from Kelly in California. He was dead on. He stated usually the fuel door problem is ...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G2FW2183K
i have tested every one of your ideas. but to no avail. i have sent this to the dealer. i will let you know what i find out. thanks for all your help and ideas!!!
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F22
First of all I would like to thank Troy, Eric, Mike, Eliud, Jeremy, Gary, Gerry, Robert & Mike. Responses where possibly ignition switch, bad computer, chaffed wiring harness near the intake manifold, fretting on the injector terminals, cam sensor, demon (my f...
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0AA2957H
This vehicle is now repaired!! The replys we got covered a range of opinion. We checked those that we could while the car was in run mode and they included the wire harnesses for chafing and a wriggle test. We checked the sensors as suggested with a scope and ...
1994 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AL76L9R
Kudos to Anders for the ever quick e-mail responses and to David and Bart who directed me to the exact location of the DLC, under the rear seat mounted to the side bulkhead on passenger side. This is a case of twice not seeing the forest through the trees. #1 ...
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L a.c, wipers, radio intermitantly inoperative VIN: 1G8ZK5273T
Thanks guys for reassuring my assumption. Loading the ignition switch with a few extra amps caused it to fail. Replacing it was the fix. Thanks for quick response.
2000 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Low Beab Headlights VIN: 252AB21H7Y
The fix was the connector for the combination switch. I think the pins where the two halves of the connector mate together must have been spread apart, causing high resistance right there at the connector, which is why the connector was burnt and melted. I bas...
2003 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2S3TE52V73
Well a couple of you hit it right on the head, we finally got it to act up, poured a cup of ice cold water on the cam sensor in the back of the cylinder head and it cranked right up. Put new cam sensor assy in and it runs great. It was heat soaking and loosing... Trouble codes: P0420.
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Diesels, Runs On VIN: JT5VN94T0K
Just want to say thanks to all who responded to this request. The vehicle was successfully repaired, but I wanted to wait a week to ensure no problems or comebacks before posting this. The vehicle had a leaking cold start injector causing excess fuel to be sto...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K1V
The fix was redoing the valve adjustment. Which three of you reminded to check. Always remember to check the basics. For some reason I forgot that. I also did a compression check afterwards and found all four cyl. to be in good shape. Thanks for the HELP custo...
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