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1999 Audi A4 1.8L abs ,srs VIN: WAUCB28D9X
We have A4 with the ABS and SRS lights on and can't talk to either module.Customer states that he left his lights on and killed the battery.He jump started the car and when it started the lights were on.He said the cables were hooked up right in jumping . We c...
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
Hello Guys, I got this 2000 A6 Audi 2.7 driving me crazy, it came in with engine light on, engine has a little misfire & surge , you feel the mis while you in the car its like the engine is jerking, drives excellent with no problem what so ever, only when its ... Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire), 301 (Cyl 1 misfire)
2001 Audi TT 1.8L no fuel injection VIN: TRUSX28N81
Dear Fellows ! This TT was towed in for engine's cranking but no start. I've that Audi here for 2 days & can't figure out why the injectors are not open by ECU.Inputs from cam-,cranksensor, MAF,TPS module are come to ECU.Fuel pump -pressure ,&FP- relay are wor...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L Clutch VIN: WAULC68EX2
car was towed in,customer pulled up to stop sign pushed on clutch pedal and it went down like it was not connected to anything,we first opened bleed valve @ cluthch slave and could not get any fluid flow when clutch pedal was pushed,we replaced clutch master c...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Drivers Door VIN: WBADD6324V
This BMW came in with drivers door that cannot open using inner handle or outer handle . The power lock appears to functioning properly, I believe something in the latch assy is broken. Does not appear as though the door panel can be removed in the door closed...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Condensor fan VIN: WBAAM5337X
Body shop replaced condensor fan because original is inop. This NEW condensor fan runs with engine off and key out of switch. It will continually run at a very high speed untill it drains the battery. I opened up the wiring harness that was previously "repaire...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Airbag VIN: 1G4CW52K2V
1997 Buick Park Avenue engine Code K prod 6-96 vin: [...] Hi fellow techs out there, thanks very much in advance for your thoughts and experience. I've been using IATN for a little over a year now. The fix database and forum archives been very hel...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CWS2KSX
Traction control ses light sir light come on at the same time when caer is started clearing the codes has no effect as all the light come on again im thinking a possible bad connection at the pcm or a connecter that they share am i on the right track? Trouble codes: P1602, P1610, B1159
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Cuts out, lack of power VIN: 3G5DB03E34
Original complaint was severe power loss above idle. Tested exh back pressure at 8.5psi. Called GM as under warranty, GM had replaced cat once before. We installed new cat, backpressure dropped to 3.5 at 2300. tried running without exhaust hooked up, still no ...
1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Stall VIN: 1G6CD5152K
car came in for no start. customer complaint it died while driving.. spark ok fuel ok. check mechanical timing ok compresion at 130 psi. no codes.. dropped exhaust manifold and started right up.. installed new cat and car no power, and miss all the way from mu...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L all upshifts VIN: 1G6KDF2Y8T
When this caddi first came in it would not shift out of second gear, no codes. After dropping the pan is was found that one of the shift solenoids was broken. I replace both solenoids and the screen and bracket in the kit from GM. It now has a very late shift ...
1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KS54Y8W
Has misfire when cold in mostly cylinder 1 when cold. When engine warms up in (closed loop) the mis-fire goes away and runs clean. Ignition checks out with no codes///date stream looks good except for LTFT...Smoke tested and found leak at rear of intake closes...
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1GGKS54Y01
customer just returned from 4000 mile trip. check engine light on for last 1ooo miles. code p0740 and p1860 stored. alldata does not show p0740 code.has any one seen this code or did we miss read scanner. cleared codes and did not return during test drive. we ...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L input shaft bearing VIN: 1G1YY23P5P
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the advice on this 6 speed Corvette. The vehicle appears to have a noisey trans input shaft bearing(noise with clutch out, idling). I know the thing needs to come down, but am concerned about special tools needed if I g...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Before replacing a bad electric fuel pump, I check voltage at the connector at the sending unit connectoor. It read 8.6 volts. Battery voltage at the time was 12.1. Is this normal or should I get battery voltage at this connection Thanks to all!!!
1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK18KOR
After replaced several components we have after fire sometimes then at that point we loose power. Note: in reference parts replaced, EGR valve, timing kit and lifter valve are aftermarket, rebuild ECM, Thank you, Anel [...]
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L wiring VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Good morning, I have a 1997 Blazer that came in with the complaint of "popcorn popping behind glove box, smoke, and a horrible smell". This has happened twice with the truck being driven directly to our shop after the second occurence. There was a burnt elect...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G1JF52T9W
Well here goes, I received this vehicle with a blown engine, I procured enough new engine parts to build a new engine, slapped it in and here we are. The engine has a rough idle the MAP is 42-48 kPa hot with misfire occurring on all cylinders. Since I didn't h... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Steering/ Suspension VIN: 3GNEC16TX1
Customer brought this in with a popping sound a few weeks ago. This was a loud deep "pop" when you turned right and were rolling. We replaced the Right wheel hub because we had been thru this before on GM vehicles. The noise was gone after the repair. We did n...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK24U11
this truck is only used about twice a month. one day it started running poorly after sitting for a week. i replaced worn plugs and wires, fuel filter, and flushed fuel injectors and rail. the fuel trims are all within 2% of 0, there are no cylinders that seem ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected)
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
We have two codes in this beast. The TCM gives a code 12 for battery disconnect. We have monitored all the powers into the TCM pin #'s 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 56. We also monitored the grounds, pin #'s 53, 57. What we have found is pins #15 will lose its + volts an...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3ES22C3T
Hello, This neon will crank but won't start. I can get spark and noid light flashing on all cylinders when using my Genisys to operate the PCM. Cam and crank sensors show good on sync. But when scoping the crank sensor I noticed the wave form pattern to be dif...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L ABS and red brake lights VIN: 1B7FL26X6W
Hey guys, got this dakota that sets code 35 as soon as you start it then sometimes a 36. Seen a million of these and usually the rear speed sensor. My ABS and AirBag scanner for some reason doesnt give me an option for RWAL and this one is. When I first checke...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L instrument cluster lighting VIN: 1B4GP25371
it has an after market alarm system. i know the bcm controlls the lights on this beast. i checked all grounds and powers. all looks to be ok. if anybody has come across this one please let me know about what this should be doing. i'm clueless at this point. it...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3BTHF13Z11
Got a tough computer issue. The computer in this truck will intermittently reset on it's own. If your at an Idle when it resets it'll stall, If your at cruise you'll just feel it stumble & MIL will come on & off (no codes set, just initializing computer). When...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Tail and park lights VIN: 3D7HU18N32
Hello everyone. I have this truck that came in for a used car inspection and everything worked. now the cust. sold the truck and the people brought it back with the tail and park lamps inop? I checked the fuses and found no problems. Checked the relay and foun...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAPP14J4P
Hey guys,hope someone can help me here. Good customers daughters car,low mileage 2nd owner Escort. Complaint of intermittent no upshift from 1st. Have duplicated condition. Scan for codes,shows turbine speed sensor problem. My problem is my local Ford dealer s...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: IFMDU34X8R
customer brought this vehicle in, has a no start, customer repaced the cmp sensor and synchronizer assm., he didn`t put it back in the same place. in the repair procesure from alldata the procesure to realign the sensor is confusing, it tells you to put it at ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on, ping VIN: 1FTCR10A0T
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle came to us with a ping under load. We replaced the egr valve but it failed to correct the problem.Shortly after the PO340 came up. We replace the cam sensor again it failed to solve the problem.The timing belt has about 30k and... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L lock up VIN: 1FMDU34XXZ
Need transmission help,problem occurs only when vehicule is hot,running for about 20 minutes and speed over 65 mph.Lock up will kick off,o/d light flash and stays that way for about 20 minutes with harsh downshift then o/d light goes off and every thing is nor...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5342X
dianosed as cam sensor replaced sensor vehicle ran fine came back 2 weeks later no start it cranked very slow replaced battery ran fine there was no codes came back in today no start cranked it with pedal to the floor about 3 or 4 minutes finally started i ran...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
F150 came in with complaint of heard a knock shortly after cold startup and noticed oil pressure gauge at bottom of scale. We never experienced problem after three days of watching gauge operation at cold start and warm up. Gauge always read 60% of scale, no e...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMRU17L9Y
bank one,sensor one oxygen sensor readings go from normal to pegged at 1.275 volts with a/c on. Turn a/c off and the readings go back to normal range. Idle rough/seems like it wants to stall at times mostly after cold start. Customer has reported that they hav...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Dash and blower motor VIN: 2FMDA564X1
Hi all First of all let me tell you that I am posting this for a friend in a different city, I have not seen the vehicle. She's had it to a dozen shops and the dealer with no success. Just hoping that someone here has run into a similar condition. (Sounds like...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L battery VIN: 1FTNE24L81
I'm looking for some help hear. Truck was brought in for the battery going dead every few days.Upon inspection we found a borderline battery and a low output alternator.We changed both and figured it was done.Well it's back with the same problem.The customer h...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L temp gage VIN: 1FAHP36301
hello to all got one eatin my came it for matint,replaced t-belt and water pump cause we wher there car came back next day,the complant temp gage reading high,and you all never herd this one ...NEVER DID THAT BEFORE..did all checks,replaced cyl temp...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L turbo pedistal, exhaust backpressure actuator. VIN: 1FTSX31F22
This Ford truck will not stop leaking oil. This is not oil leaking from the high pressure oil pump it is comming from the exhaust backpressure actuator located within the turbo charger pedistal. Researched TSB's found a number of them pertaining to this partic...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S34
The vehicle runs and drives fine with no real driveablity concern, but every couple of months the system will set a Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor code, but cannot duplicate the problem in the service bay. All tests indicate that there is not a problem, but vehicle... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Performance)
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 ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS and D4
Hello, sorry about not having the VIN customer just left and will be in tomorrow. Customer brought in vehicle due to SRS light being on. I checked for codes by grounding the solid brown wire in the DLC. The code was 9-3 driver seat belt buckle. I checked it ou...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L gauges,accesories, etc VIN: 1J4GZ58S6V
The alarm got activated, and nobody could did anything, How can I Do to bring back the gauges at the cluster, no cranks, no start and no accesories, FUSES ARE ALL OF THE OK,no broken Lines.Just the ABS light turns on at the Cluster ¿What can I Do ?
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13122
Hello Kia techs,I've got one here thats giving me a hard time. This minivan came to us from a used car lot that we do work for with a cel on & a p0446:evap vent controll circut malfunction.I've done a visual inspection,printed and performed diag.chart,searched... Trouble codes: P0446
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8JZ31C6N
Okay, I repaired the obvious problems but the orignal complaint still persists. Intermittently I have no fuel pressure. I found the fuel pump ECU and I am testing the connector. I have continuity on the ground wire (E) and I have Battery voltage at (B+). When ...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L valve train VIN: JT8UF22E5S
Valve train has been noisy on start up for a year or so. Recently clatter has advanced to the point where it can be heard under all driving conditions. I am wondering if there is a relatively inexpensive fix for this problem. I run a Mercedes and BMW shop so h...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L cluster lighting VIN: JT8UF22E5S
the dash lights flicker and occasionally go out. i have seen several posts describing the repair facilities for this assembly. i would appreciate any information as to where to send and prices of repairs. thanks to you all.
1993 Mazda 323 1.6L Electronic VIN: BHALP20765
Hi fellow tech This car seems to be driving ok, then suddenly the hold light will begin to blink. Check for codes and all three solenoids showed up. Need to know for sure before i replace the unit.
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 Millenia 2.5L heater VIN: JM1TA22104
This car is not putting out any heat it just blows cold air The electronic temp control is set at 90 and the heater hoses are hot going in and out of the core .
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1YVFP82DO4
I suspect the fan module may be at fault from the hit as well. I'd like to check the wires for a possible pinch/ground. My problem is that I don't have and can't find flow and wiring charts for the cooling circut to help find the problem!! As usual thanks for ...
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L 1-2 shift very harsh VIN: JM1BK14324
this is for all the mazda techs out there, this mazda 5 door has a very harsh 1-2 shift in drive the first time it shifts after startup or when the vehicle is extremely cold (fluid cold obviously) i have changed and flushed trans with recc. fluid from mazda th...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L shifter VIN: WDBLJ65G21
the shifter intermittently doesn't want to come out of gear, the override needs to be pressed to disingage the shifter. there are too many things that control this feature it isn't like a domestic, one solenoid and that's it. there is an electronic selector le...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Car came in with a code set for the b1 s1 0s2 sensor replaced sensor customer drove car home mil light came on again with the same code all data suggests replace the pcm at 400.00 help! thank in advance. Trouble codes: P0135
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1MEFM50U15
Went to another shop and borrowed MATCO scanner, Codes above. Cleared codes and then test drove. Runs great, but only 1st. Back at my shop, X-ray works "no codes", snappy "no comm." So I try again with X-ray "P0606 controller/PCM failure" I know ECM is, or sho... Trouble codes: P0743 (TCC solenoid elect.), P0750 (Shift Sol. A Malf.), P0755 (Shft Sol. B), P0760 (Shift Sol. C), P0511 (iac), P0300 (Random missfire)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y7W
this is the second round with this vehicle. the evap code is not explained well in alldata and we do not have a scanner with bi-directional controls for this vehicle. i have tested the purge volume control solenoid,canister purge andone other at the caniter . ... Trouble codes: P1444
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L cooling system VIN: 1G3WH52H3Y
car came in for a noise when cruising @ 50-55. found the noise was suging hoses like a boiling cooling system. when this happenes gauge goes up to about 5/8's. also when this occurs lower hose is cool, which is engine output, and upper is hot. acted like head ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L ac rpm lites VIN: 1G2NE12E7X
on start up at different times rpms will not work then again ac will not work and then again all the warning lites will stay on does different every time it is started has no effect on running of car then at times start and all ok security lite stays on all th...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L vent solenoid VIN: 1G8ZH5287W
Hi everyone we have this saturn with evap code Po446 (evap vent pluged). Removed vent solenoid and vent solenoid pluged. Replace vent solenoid. Same code returns right away. Took evap lines apart and no restictions. Used scan tool to command vent solenoid to o...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L cruise control VIN: JS3TD21V6V
This one come with no cruise control. As suggested by Mitchell tested set/coast switch, cancel switch, shift switch, cruise control main switch, brake switch, cruise control actuator circuits at cc ecu connector. All tested ok. When came to throttle valve open...
1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start, basic reassembly nec VIN: JT2MA71J0K
does anyone have any pictures of the engine bay as it should look? also a reasonable vacuum diagram(factory sample) would help. The paper manuals and alldata are somewhat lacking in these areas. Thanks in advance for all your help. Chuck Giordano-tech @ Jim's...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4TAVL52NOW
good day to all,this is my truck and i need a little help.i have about 32 psi when goes down when the throttle is opened.the truck runs good.we took a trip in it,put on 750 miles at has a constant rough idle at start up,cold or hot.some times...

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1995 Audi 90 2.8L door buzzer VIN: WAUBK88C1S
Thanks for the help to all of you who responded. The door switch was sticking on the drivers side and the ignition switch added its own issues-getting stuck in the start position and real rough action. We replaced both items and the chime/buzzer now works as d...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Battery light VIN: WAUEH64B71
A number of the replies suggested that we try a different remanufacturer. There was some discussion on the voltage spec at the D+ wire at the alternator (disconnected). We checked another 'like' Audi that we were servicing which had the same 7.2 volts at that ...
1983 Buick Skylark Custom 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AC69X5E
First I would like to thank everyone who took the time to offer valuable help. It turned out to be a bad canister purge solenoid. When cps was cold resistance was 35 ohms, but when connected and KOER solenoid would heat up and short out and shut down ecm commu...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL54T3P
Car arrived with customer complaint of poor driveability and MIL. We confirmed poor idle, poor acceleration, and rich exhaust. Car will start immediately. We scanned the ECM and found all the previously reported codes which when erased return immediately with ... Trouble codes: 35 (iac), 43 (ESC Module), 53, 16 (System Voltage too low. System voltage too high), 23 (IAT high), 21, 22 (TPS high. TPS low), 81 (Internal ECM problem).
1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2G1FP22S8S
Most of the replys said to swap the injector with another cylinder. After looking at this mess, we decided to just go ahead and replace the injector. Unfortunately, now the car won't even start and run. It pops back through the intake like it's out of time. So...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L serpentine belt VIN: 1GLEC14R8V
I would like to start by saying THANKS to all who replied to me request for help. I am amazed by the response I received. It turned out to be the power steering pulley was out of alignment by a fraction of a millimeter. I also checked belt length and it turned...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L No shift VIN: 1GNDX03E6W
Thanks for all the helpfull replies. The van is up and running again.I Hooked up scanner and pressure gauge to tranny.When scanner shows a shift their is a jump in the gauge but stays in first.This tells me that the solonoid is working it is making the shift b...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1456Y
Thanks for the help. We removed the sensor and could not see any sensor ring. After calling Jasper they agreed that the engine has the wrong camshaft installed in it. They are sending us another engine to install. Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W31
thanks for all the help. many useful replies and helpful informatiom. although no one hit it i am thankful in knowing what other areas to investigate if and when this type of symptom shows up again. the fix was simple, from the engine compartment fuse box runs...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TX1
Thanks to all that replied. Brad and Roger, I think you guys are right on the mark. Pulled a fuel sample, did not see any water but the fuel was cloudy. Found out the next morning after reading your replies that the customer just filled the tank. Installed a c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire detected).
1994 Dodge Viper 8.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BR65EBR
Sorry for the delay to close this condition, vehicle had been put asside for later study. Also customer not calling for vehicle. After closer study of vehicle, the crank sensor has an aluminum wrap cup over it with very sharp edges, looking very close, a small...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF2369Y
Thanks to all the replies for this problem. It was nice to hear confirmation of what we figured the problem was... a bad CAB module. We replaced the moduled and had it reflashed and no more problems both lights staying off now. We had checked everything but it...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L Low Power output VIN: 3D7KS28C35
Once again, thanks goes out to the IATN wonderful techs who are happy to share information in this highly complicated age. The moral of the story was that gasoline in a diesel engine can be VERY expensive. The first part of the problem turned out to be the Low...
1979 Fiat X1/9 1.5L alternator
I'm waiting for an alternator which i think will fix this car thanks for all the help guys.I'm going to eliminate the extrenal regulator and install an internally regulated alternator.the external reg alternators that i have gotten either don't have the right ...
1965 Ford mustang 200CID Misfire VIN: 5F08U18864
All of the suggestions and specs were correct. I believe the distributor is the Loadamatic type. After running a voltage drop test on the points circuit, it was way too high, I found that the internal ground wire in the distributor had not been connected. I sc...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Rear brakes VIN: 2FTJW35M2P
I want to thank evertone. I had to go from a 1 1/8 master cylinder to one for F350 which is 1 5/16 M/C- elongate the holes to fit the brake booster. Thanks again everyone
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L control panel VIN: 2FALP74W3V
We received 2 replies one from Glenn [...] both were good suggestions Tom put us in the right direction for the repair by suggestig we check door operation before faulting the control panel,we took for granted that because all the ot...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
The only thing i tried on this car was replacing the tcc solenoid and that did not help so the customer asked us to install a used transmission .Thanks for all the responses .
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5147W
sorry it took so long to close this post as i have to look for a good used abs module which took care of code c1185. as for the pulsation issue , it was the two rear wheel speed sensor having a wide gap to the reluctor, actually rust started to build up on the...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34S92
Thanks to all who replied. Well this one really stumped me. The last thing I did was pull off the timing cover and check all of the timing components for correct alignment. Checked very carefully and found everything correct. Had to give the customer back vehi... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cabin air filter VIN: 1FAFP53U52
Thanks for all the info, turns out the TSB was in Alldata but not where I expected it to be (under inoperative blower motor not water leak) my blower was still working but the bearings were squeaking which is how I found the leak. Found the TSB and parts are o...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light VIN: 2FAP71W13X
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. We sent the alternator back to the rebuilder and he had it most of the day . when i got it back it looked like they may have gotten a differant alt. and sent it to us and made things right put the alt. on code did not appear. Checked v...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L ignition VIN: 2HGEJ667XX
Well, I did replaced the distributor assy. and it fired up immediately. I thank all of you just to name a few; samir, baljit, aaron, mike, benjamin, and the rest of you. It must have been the coil or the ignitor; customer decided to replace the entire assy. an...
1997 Hummer H1 6.5L Low pressure switch VIN: 137ZA833XV
Hi group! Thanks for the replys! The switch we got from hummer has been verfied as the corrct part and matches the old switch we took off, however it will not cycle the clutch. After much searching we found a switch (napa part #rd5-4640-0) that would screw ont...
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Front Brakes VIN: 1J4GL48K92
Almost everyone leaned toward a bad caliper or bad hose. I have neither. Right now I am convinced that I have a brake pad that is made wrong and is hanging up. I have cut away some material from the pad frame and have seen some improvement. Beyond that I belie...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM91V4S
this vehicle is not repaired yet! we did follow up on every lead sent. ran top engine clean to clean valve train, no change. ignition system is sound. injectors not leaking and flow correctly, and fuel pressure within spec's. i recieved a tsb about lifters pum...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L ABS Accumulator? VIN: JA4MW31R31
We went ahead and replaced the accumulator, even though it had the pink dot on the accumulator that was on the vehicle. Replacement of the accumulator cured the noise issue!
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1FOP
received a lot of good ideas. Tried a lot of them but did not fix the car. We come to the conclusion that it had to be the timing belt. We checked all the sensors with multi-meter either voltages or ohms. all check ok. Remove and ohmed all injectors. Removed t... Trouble codes: 12 (MAF short or open), 21 (Ign. signal).
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB5TD43
this one stumped us , tried a cam sensor , no difference most people said to clean ground wires at th back of intake , made no difference , it was a lease car that was going back so the customer did not want to spend any more money on it .. couldnt blame him .... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Renault Laguna 3.0L Door Locks VIN: VF1BG0D0B2
Sorry for delay. Owners holidays conflicted with my own. Upshot is the vehicle needed two new cards and the owner admits that he did have a problem with one card and then used the second. I was not aware he had earlier problems and felt that both cards could n...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39WXN
Thanks to everbody's help. Well the vehicle is fixed and has been gone for awhile. The fix however we're not certain about. I jumpered a wire from ground to the ground wires at the pcm and it started. I thought great we,ve got it. Except when I took the ground... Trouble codes: 14.
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JT2SK12E0N
First of all I would like to thank everyone that responded and also to iATN for this great tool that helps techs all over most of the reponses said to recheck the coil customer said just replace it. Well we installed a new coil and it runs like new again thak ...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
I replaced fuel filter and the check valve, let vehicle sit for 2 days and no bleed back or air and it started right up Thanks for the response
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Heater Core VIN: 3VWSD69M81
What a difficult job- but we did discover one time saver. We really appreciate the information from OBie, Hank, Robert, Dan and Harold. I got the first reply in 5 minutes. Some Iatn techs recommended taking the heater box apart in the car. That would work fine...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56DOY
Well ,this one didnt get fixed .sent it back to customer to try another dealer , most replies i had believe it to be o2 sensors , or mass air sensors but with no data available from the computer for mass air or [...] , ...i think that it is the computer it... Trouble codes: P0134, P137, P0037, P1171, P171.
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