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1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LS Brougham 5.0L blower motor VIN: 1G1BU51E8K
this is stumping me. the caprice came in with no modes in the blower motor. check fuses ok(a/c fuse 25 amp). control head seems operational. replaced the blower aswitch as i was not getting any voltage, nope replaced the coil resistor nothing. this is a simple...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WH55KXY
Thank you in advance, wifes car since 30k very intermittently on accel from a stop hot or cold will stumble to the point of almost stalling but never stalls. Never sets a code never acts up long enough to test. Has never acted up with fuel gauge attached. All ...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Battery VIN: 2G1WW12E52
This car seems to have a drain on the battery. I checked the basic items like a light staying on & found nothing. Car has multiple codes in BCM : B2617 B2618 B2654 B2655 B2655 B3106 B3127 B3128 B3132 B3137 B3138. I had the instrument panel cover off & I felt t...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start
four months ago this vehicle came in with no start/no spark condition. in the busy course of the other problems we encounter during a day, I finally got a spark tester hooked up & it cranked & ran. It happened again this last week, went to car spark tester & s...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L oil pump VIN: 1GCEK14X54
hi techs this customer has a complaint of low oil presure.low oil pressure warning lamp comes on at idle.checked oil pressure and it is running at minimum oil pressures.suspected eop sensor but the dash gauge is consistent with the manual gauge i installed to ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28N9Y
scaned no codes found vehicle was repaired at another facility for an overheat problem they replace the fan clutch customer stated this problem never occured before this repair have looked at all pids did not see anything out of range tested iac no problem fou...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU9N
calling all ford tech's vehicle came in for running rough in the a.m. when cold, performed compression test. cyl's 1 & 2 had low compression. replaced head gaskets and had valve job done along with pressure test. after my tech put the heads on we now have a ro...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FMDV32X2T
I called 2 different dealers when flywheel broke 3 m. ago, I checked alldata for tsb's, no one I have talked to has heard of this... I had torqued bolts to specs. the bolts had not worked loose, the reason I replaced bolts the first time was because the heads ...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUD41X1
Vehicle was brought to me after another shop looked at vehicle. they stated that it needed a coil for #4 cyl, plugs, and all the coil to plug boots to fix the skip code. I priced up the replacement of the coil and the plugs as I did not see the need for the bo... Trouble codes: 304 (4 cyl misfire)
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4H567HYT
service light came back on with p1000,p 1408,p 1780 no lvaccum leaks found and what test is this p 1000,i have a GENISIYS BY OTC scanner .any help thanked ahead of time. Trouble codes: P1000, P1408, P1780
1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMBA743XG
ok here is what is going on when i try to start it it doesnt fire up and run . but if i prime the carb it will run with just what fuel i put into it. i have pulled the fuel line off form the carb and turned the ign. on and just a little fuel comes out . i was ...
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L lack of power
Vehicle came into shop with low oil pressure complaint when engine is warm. Pulled sender and verified complaint with mechanical gauge, cold 60 psi warm 2 psi. Pulled oil pan and checked for debris, none found. Replaced oil pump and screen. Same symptoms. This...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1J4GS48K55
Hi Fellow Techs Thanks in Advance, For reading ;)} & MORE to those that KNOW & care to Share ;)}}} I have a Grand Cherokee I Need some help with, it has a code P0463 = Fuel level sensor Circuit 1 High.. & it IS, I have 11+ V on the sending unit return wire...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L hard shift VIN: JM1HD461XN
vehicle was in an accident, started flashing the hold light after accident, code 64, have checked all procedures for code 64 and they are in spec but problems still exist any assitance is appreciated
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start
Does this car have a data link connector to hook up to my snap-on scanner? Alldata says its under hood,looks like thats for dealers.I thought all 94 and up cars had to have OBD11 connectors. thanks dave
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L valve timing VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
The owner said the car lost power and saw smoke comming from engine.Car was towed to school shop.On initial visual inspection my students found that the top radiator tank had developed a major leak. Engine turns over slowly and seems not to have compression.We...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM3LW28GX1
Typed it all in repair ,sorry
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: A620329431
See above question
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L BAS/ESP light
Hello everyone, I have a real problem car here and any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a 98 e320 wagon with the bas/esp and check engine lights on. Codes are brake light switch in the hfm. c1200 brake light switch in the esp. and c1025 CAN communica...
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDT13W7V
Hello techs i have this olds here thats acting very funny. It would drive fine then suddenly the service engine soon light comes on but when I tried to comunicate with my determinator it would say communication has been lost and i noticed if u wait a few mintu... Trouble codes: P0147
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWR81H0RM
Hi Techs, this one is giving me a hard time. This car came in with a leaking waterpump (but was not overheating) and needed all the routine stuff replaced. Replaced waterpump assembly, all hoses, all belts including timing belt + tensioner and drive belts, the...

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2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54YX2
I'm posting this one as a fix... A special thanks to Bob, Mark, Duane, Tim, Tony, Stephen, and Jim. At least some people understand that iATN is a forum for fixing cars! Not an ass-chewing session because I don't have time or money to buy $$$ of technical info... Trouble codes: P1860.
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1CQAY0785C
This vette is fixed! The fix was a master cylinder. After I posted for help, I removed the steel lines from the rubber hoses at each wheel and plugged them. I had a great pedal. I had already replaced the front calipers, so I went after the rear brakes of ...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GCEC14Z1P
Sorry it has taken so long to reply about this fix. The fix actually was a factory wire to the PCM for the 4WD low swith. I was looking for the DK BLU wire at the 2nd terminal and couldn't find anything that would match. I got a wiring diagram from another sou...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L abs valve unit (below module) VIN: 3GNFK16R9V
Well, I would say that this is fixed. To reinstate, leaking valve body under abs module. Replacement was done w/o scanner. Brakes felt wierd (spongy) but were like that beforehand and is considered 'normal' by the pros. Did noticed very slight seepage from sid...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XY66RXM
Thank you to all who replied, replaced all the parts that a family member of our customer had installed, cam and crank pos, sensors, throtle pos, sensor, coil pack, deactivated theft deterent, started, has not failed, only part we sold customer was an oem cran...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L PS pump VIN: 2B3HD46R6W
The concsensus is that the updated service manuals specify the use of ATF+4 in the power steering systems. That is what I will use next time, and I am quite certain that is what was in there before I messed with anything. After all, the fluid was red. The pu...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF25HXP
Thanks for all the input tried everything you said and still nothing unfortunatly we are letting this one go we have spent many hours and cannot find the problem thanks for all the info
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51U7X
I received tips for the EGR system, alternator, and several other systems, but all funtion normally, and don't affect the problem. The customer is driving the vehicle, and I have been told to check the MAF system. Trouble codes: P0340, P1408.
1994 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1J4FY19P1R
thanks for all the replies, tsb on fuel pump, for press prob,and ecu pin 51 for grounds to asd, thanks
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FY29S2R
Hi and thanks for all the help, well we told the customer that we need to try a MAP sensor and we have not heard if he has had a problem since so we assume it is fixed. The car was sent out 4 days ago so I would think it's fixed. Thanks again
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
Some times the simple things can be the problem. The p.c.v valve hose was leaking, along with the vac. hose to the cruise control servo. Fixed both,along with adjusting the idle, the vehical is running better. Thanks to all who replied to this. As for the code... Trouble codes: 32 (evr below voltage limit).
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L door locks, dome lights, radio, VIN: JA4MW31R11
customer has not returned for repair. thank you for the help.
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Speedo VIN: JN1MS36S3N
Well thanks everyone that replied & said the speed sensor signal is converted in the speedo & sent to the ECM. I had originally looked at a wiring diagragm, saw nothing between sensor & cluster & gave customer her car back 'assuming' it would need a cluster. T...
1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais 2.5L Backfire VIN: 1G3WH15M9R
Thanks for all the input on this problem..I installed a new fuel filter and new fuel pressure regulator and car is starting ok now.However customer had to take car and I did not diagnose the backfiring thru the intake manifold under load..Thank again Louis R...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WH54T2P
I rechecked powers & grounds. All 8 replies mentioned this. All checked out good. While waiting for another PCM I grabbed our OTC scanner instead of the Snap-On. I got normal readings(data) and a MAP code. I fixed avac. leak near the throttle body. Cleared cod...
2002 Saturn SC2 1.9L compressor clutch VIN: 1G8ZY127X2
only one of the three replies i recieved agreed with me, in that BCM to PCM module comunication is the problem, and that the BCM is the most likely culprit! at $480 cdn for a BCM, it made sense to spend a little more of my time and try swaping a BCM out of ano...
1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Smokes at idle VIN: YV1NC56D8X
***Replace turbo supply and return lines when replacing a turbo*** and consider the condition of the oil system. Should have taken our own advice. We still have this car to make sure all is well, but here is what we found. Many replies about the breather syste... Trouble codes: 4308 (Large EVAP leak), 4801 (3-way catalytic converter efficiency).
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