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1992 Alfa Romeo 164 L 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAREA43L0N
Hi all IATN group members : This is my first alfa romeo to work on,it fault the emission test and the MIL is on.It fault HC & CO but NOx.Flash code by the push button at the left side of the steering column and I got code 1223 and I believe the descrption of ... Trouble codes: 1223 (O2 sensor)
1993 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4NV54N8P
hey guys, i have one thats driving me nuts this will be a bit long, sorry. to start with i had no CEL & could not communicate with the ECM. i repaired a problem with 1 power wire & found a bad ground which got me a working CEL & communications. hit the starte...
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L 1st gear VIN: 1GCDT14X7V
Hey guys, my pai S10 is back. Before I gave it back I decided to do oil change and trans service.All was fine until I test drove it, in 4th or 3rd gear trans slips on take off until 25- 30mph. Ieven tried putting old filter back in thinking I had a bad one- no...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTHF25H7K
This truck must have some type of vacuum leak. Runs very bad at idle and very strong over 2k RPM. It did have a lean code, but I do not know the code. We sprayed about 5 cans of brake cleaner all over the engine looking for leaks. Found none. So I added butane...
2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Power brake booster VIN: 4KLC4B1U43
After approx. 1 mile drive the booster light will illuminate and the buzzer goes off. At times the pedal gets hard after several pumps. We have replaced the booster with new oem Isuzu and master cylinder. We have adjusted the rear brakes (both shoes on both w...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L high rpm VIN: 1J4FJ78L6K
HI I removed the head and had it rebuilt when finished we started it right up and it went to 4000 rpm. replaced distibitor and same result. Replaced iac and the engine starts right up and goes to 4000rpm and stays their. any ideas would be greatly appeciated G...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZK5279Y
Well, I can't find a crank sensor on this piece. However I do know I am losing spark to cylinders 1 & 4 when it's cold, sometime warm it runs great, but most of the time it misses. I have swapped coils, I have even ran it without the coil on the module to watc... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Shaft sensor), P0341
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L N/S Front Door Lock VIN: WVWZZZ3BZ2
Customers grandson pulled N/S door handle as she pressed the unlock button. Door will now not open and dealer says that the trim etc will have to be removed and lock smashed. I find this hard to believe but I have managed to remove door panel and inner panel, ...

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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L windows & Locks VIN: DM17898GJ8
Thanks for all who replied! I replaced the drivers door latch and all is well. even the drivers seat problems were taken care of. thanks again. Bobby
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FABP72F9K
Lots of suggestions---thanks for the help guys! Sorry-- no breakout box here---just a lot of DVOM testing and tracing wiring diagrams---Snap-On Vantage was some help but most 90%) of my work is on asian imports for the last 20 years so an old Ford is unfamilia...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FBSS31L1W
I would like to thank everyone for the help. We made a desestion to install two reman cyclinder heads. Its alot of work but when you wrong a customer always make it right. thanks again for all the input. Jessey Lynn
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L blower motor VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Hello fellows. I apologize for not responding sooner. After numerous attempts to have customer return vehicle i finally gave up. Thank you very much for offering help with this vehicle. IF the customer decides to fix this vehicle, i will email the members indi...
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1A234DO3
cleaned maf and car runs fine, thanks for all the help guys!!! Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed control system rpm higher than expected).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
well, the overwelming connsensus was replace the coil housing even though there where no signs of carbon tracking and it ohmed out fine. Thats what I did, and, bingo, fire in all four holes. Thanks too all that replied. Very much apprieciated. This ones a fix.
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E2X
Thanks to all that replied, especially Tony [...]. He told me of TSB EG005-99 targeting ECM setting false P0446 codes. Gave the info to owner and he is contacting dealer for some sympathy. Also the code has not reset, so I tend to think it is the ECM. The kn... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem).
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Door Latch VIN: 3VWDD21C9Y
Thanks for all who replied. I followed William, from Oregon part numbers and Beetle is fixed. thanks again everyone!
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