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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L abs,traction control VIN: WBAAM333XK
Good evening BMW techs everywhere.I have this E46 323i that was in last week for a complete brake job.the only light that was on was the wear sensor light. after finishing the job I started the car and the abs and traction control light and the red brake light...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L door locks and windows VIN: 1G4CW52K6V
This Park Ave came in with no power window operation, door locks only work when they automatically lock when vehicle is put in gear. They will not function from any switch and the key fob only makes the lights flash. "door ajar" is displayed on the dash at all...
1998 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDXQ3E1W
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L starting system VIN: 1GCFG29RXW
customer brought vehicle back with intermittent no start,cheked everything previously done by me, no problems found.after putting lots of time into this problem, found out that by moving wires on top of ignition housing van would start, we replaced ign...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No Start, blown fuse VIN: 1C4GJ25B81
Greetings everyone. I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a silver bullet today? A little Popeye joke there. Sorry, but if I don't laugh with this one "I" may blow a fuse! This van was towed in as a no start. It would not crank. There was NO scanner communicatio... Trouble codes: P1494 (LDP switch code - customer states MIL on long time)
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L service 4wd VIN: 1B7GL2AN21
This is a strange one. This is a 2wd Dakota, but the "SERVICE 4WD" light is coming on on the dash. I tried for the heck of it to go into the different systems with my scan tool, but of course there is no communication. I searched IATN and Alldata and am find...
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Engine oiling VIN: 4E3AK44Y3S
Hello all, this concerns a car my son in law worked on, but I'll soon have it in my shop. He just bought the car with a broken timing belt and the associated bent valves. He replaced valves and head was machined at a trusted shop. When he started the engine, h...
1997 Ford Mustang 4.6L Hydroboost
I have a 1997 Ford Mustang with hydroboost that is driving me crazy. I have followed Ford's outline to check the system. Belt is fine, power steering works perfectly, system is full, no kinks in hoses. I bled the system following the Ford outline using a vacuu...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L safety restraint system VIN: 1FAFP34372
I have replaced both seat belt pretensior's cleared all codes and even did a self test with no codes present. If I use the clear codes function on the scanner the air bag light goes out. Once I restart the vehicle the air bag flashes 13 a couple of times and t...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01F9N
this car has been a nigtmare for me,this car will die drivig down the road at 40 to fifty mph. almost like somebody shut the key off.there is no check engine lite when this occurs it then will pick up again and run fine.replaced airflow meter, crank angle seno...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Long Cranking VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
First time customer, low mileage clean car. No rough idle or running problems. Complaining of intermittent long cranking (5 seconds or longer) mostly on first start of the day but also acts-up after it is sitting for many hours. We had the car in for 3-4 da... Trouble codes: P0300 (without check engine light only on the last visit. was not stored on the 1st visit)
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XX
Hello guys/gals, Tremendous hesitation, medium acceleration, vary low speeds - a lack of power (acceleration) thats been there for at least 25K - and an intermitant surge, highway speeds, while passing or going up smaller hill. Hesitation and surge are new sym... Trouble codes: P0303
1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L radio VIN: JT3AC12RXP
intermittently the radio stays powered up and the shift indicator stays on when the key is off.disconnected the ignition switch but radio and shift light stay on. remove radio fuse and light goes off but radio still add on alarm system-do these radios ca...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L cam position sensor VIN: WV2NB47021
Car came in with check eng. light on and cust. complaint of poor power. Had code 17748/P1340 Intake cam sensor (G40) crank sensor (G28) incorrect correlation. cleared codes and road tested. Check eng. light came back on before leaving parking lot, had same cod...

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1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4CW52K7W
Well, we finally have the vehicle fixed after a long battle. Apparently the computer rebuilder was not testing this circuit correctly when they were rebuilding the computers. The third PCM which came frome a different rebuilder fixed the car. One of the thin...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W0Y
After I finally got this vehicle in the shop, I test drove it and seen that the ABS light only came on when I got to about 20 MPH. I diassembled the brakes and cleaned the speed sensors and noticed that one of the lines had been broke previously and was splice...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L engine swap VIN: 3B7HF13Y6V
First,I want to thank the 18 guys who offered their concern and advise on this project.The FIX was a another Jasper engine. Although we will never now the actual problem,the shudder we had is now gone,period!!!. With that said,Jasper has been VERY GOOD with he...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B4HS28Z0X
Hello everyone, Sorry for taking awhile to close this request but I wanted to let the customer put some miles on the vehicle. I like to thank everyone who responded, especially John and Ted. The fix ended up being the governor pressure solenoid. Along with a n...
2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L brakes VIN: 1D4HB38N96
Chrysler pulled the plug on this car after I posted. Some of the replies mentioned monitoring the bus during an incident. This was my next move. This car will be a buy back.
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FMDV32X2T
THANKS, Its been a few years since I was on IATN, I am going to get a flywheel from ford with updated number that I was sent, I am going to replace torque convertor in case it is comeing apart, I am going to flush trans cooler to see if it is stopped up.. ALL ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power windows VIN: 2FTEX17LXV
Sorry for the late post but I have been extremely busy.I replaced the GEM module and still was the same so then I started to pull hair.after checking resistance or each individual wire I noticed that wken I would begin to close the door i would gain resistance...
1996 Geo Metro 1.0L headlights VIN: 2C1MR2266T
great! Andy [...] hit nail on the head. rt rear of fuse panel inside car,plug melted.not destroyed seems it gets a bad connection and gets hot. cleaned terminals and it works! thanks everyone for the great replys and cures!
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FA49S3Y
thank you for the replies when i went to check my 5 volt refrence i pulled c1 black connector at the pcm and there it was a very heavy build up of corrosion on the bottom row of pins found a crack in the top of the connector allowing water into it probaly got ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L turn signal VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. This fix ended up being a new hazard switch. I had flicked it a couple times and the lights went out as they should have, so i installed a new switch and had no further problems. I received many replies reg...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L ABS Module
This ML320 is will return for the rest of the repair in October, I will then post the fix. I called ALLDATA for the wire diagram and they sent it to me.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Cluster Illumination VIN: WDBJF70J01
Thanks to all who responded. We found that circuit 58d was shorted to ground where it leaves the headlight switch. It was causing the illumination portion of the switched circuit to be drawn down causing no power signal to instrument cluster. All is well after...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12381
First, I would like to thank everyone for the help and suggestions. Although I can not fully explain why, the problem turned out to be two bad fuel injectors. After much hair pulling, I finally decided to swap fuel injectors 2 and 4 with injectors 1 and Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0302 (Cyl2 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl4 Misfire).
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L noise VIN: 152S276204
Fix/Conclusion. Most post responses indicated there is likely an exhaust manifold leak issue. We did follow advice and checked with the dealer and the coverage is only 3 year/36 on that. We advised the customer to call the toll free customer help line and disc...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSF29M6X
good morning; we worked on this car for over 30 hours, and finally installed a relay in the coolant temp sensor line, so when you applied power to the starter, it unhooked the coolant temp sensor. this is only a bandaid. not sure what the problem is for sure...
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