Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 14, 2006
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L headlights VIN: 2G4WS52J22
Hi Group, Customer says going down road at night & turned a corner, headlights went out,pulled headlight switch on,come back on,then went out again,pulled dimmer switch,come back on.Checked headlight switch,not burned.Looking at archives sounds like a bad BCM....
View
1954 Chevrolet 3100 235CID crankshaft VIN: H54A005814
need crank specification and procedure on installation of bearing shims
View
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCEK14K5P
Customer brought in this truck for a surge / misfire at low speeds -- Checked tune up and replaced cap and rotor. Truck runs great otherwise and is well maintained (no other customer complaints) except on light throttle conditions and tip-in bucks and misfires...
View
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L sound system VIN: 1C3EL65L01
sound sytem has not worked since battery was replaced during routine maint.called dealer they said the sound system has no anti-theft deterrent sometimes comes back on after driving,that was 3 days ago & nothing yet.this is a premium sound system,seperate eq.u...
View
1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6CM58V0S
after the replacement of parts above, vehicle will crank but will no start, sounds like no picking up compression, tried several times and no start. bled lifters and filled before installation. if there are any suggestions or things i have overlooked, let me k...
View
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Transmission or TCU VIN: MRHCM66062
The car will go into limp mode the moment speed has excedded 40 km/h for at least 2 blocks of city driving. However if it is driven around he parking lot after the ECU is reset where speeds do not exceed 30 km/h the transmission will not go into limp mode bu...
View
1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Electronic VIN: JNKNG01C0L
the car came in with brake pads worn message on display, the frt pads were worn and touching the sensor, the message will not go away after repacing both padfs and sensor. the rear sensor looks ok and the pads are in good shape, is there a way to reset the lit...
View
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2030611
Dear techs: I got a 2001 Mercedes Benz W203 C240. Occasionally you depressed acceleration pedal the engine was no response and you could not increased RPM anymore even the idle was smooth then . At that time the ESP and engine MIL came on ..Once you keyoff an... Trouble codes: P0221
View
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WR121X1
I try the learning procedure for 10 minutes koeo and nothing happen.
View
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YSCN68M6R1
This Vehicle got a rad replaced and while this was being done it ran out of gas and quit . Fuel was put in and it was started and moved about 20 feet and it quit. It was towed to me and I had to install fuses and relays that had been removed by other shop incl...
View
1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L Clutch VIN: JT2SW21N1N
This clutch wont fully disenguage. At first I noticed when clutch was fully depressed I could manually force it another 3/4" so thought master cylinder had internal leak. Replaced mastercylinder and now can onlly force it 1/4". Still while forcing clutch (from...
View
1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L wheel speed sensors VIN: 4T1GK12W6S
Vehicle came in with abs light on found left frt wheel speed sensor broken .replace left frt sensor.Try to clear codes light on solid .remove the by pass and jump e1 to tc.Light should flash codes ,nothing happens .Shop key says to replace module of course the...
View
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L starting VIN: 1NXBB02E5V
customer complaint was that sometimes car would not start or if it was running it would sputter then shut off after a few tries finally the car acted up at the shop has code p0773 engine speed 138rpm and veh speed of "0" all it does is crank over.if you unplug...
View
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L exhaust valve VIN: 2VWSA29M7X
Used car lot called and said they need a valve replaced. I did a compression test and the results were #1 125, #2 0 psi, #3 175, # 4 175 psi. I pulled the head off and #2 was bent bad. #2 valve I pulled out and tried lapping the valve and found it was slightly...
View
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J42
This post is for the most experienced VW TDI techs.I have been battling this TDI for months. It is always trigging P0671 & P0674 glow plug codes and we have tried all the standard repairs with no success. My question is there possible failure with the updated ... Trouble codes: P0671 (17055 Cyl 1 glow plug Q10 electrical fault), P0674 (17058 Cyl 4 glow plug Q13 electrcal fault)
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WAUYP54B61
well i can finally say THIS ONE IS DONE!! Turned out to be pressure solenoid but the solenoid is inside of the air distribution valve, every time i would test it everything checked good but intermittenly the solenoid in the valve would ground it self something...
3
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBADE6329W
thanx for the replies, i ended up replacing the lower chain tensioner and retightening the oil pump bolts they didnt seem loose though. as usual iatn rocks!!!
9
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CWS2KSX
Thanks to all who helped. After further testing there was no data being sent from the bcm to the pcm. A new bcm was the answer. Trouble codes: P1602, P1610, B1159.
3
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, When started, dies VIN: 1GCEC14K7R
Alot of the information I received had already been checked, but testing or slaving in a known good part. The vehicle left our shop without it being repaired. We essentially checked EVERYTHING with the exception of the main wiring harness to the ECU. If I hear...
37
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14T3Y
first off i have to thank everyone that posted. rob from iowa and dave from idaho hit this one dead on it. was the fuel pressure regulator.the diaphram had failed and the vacuum line was pulling in raw fuel.i was originally going to put a fuel pump in as the... Trouble codes: P0300.
16
2000 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25R2Y
First thank you to the nine people that replied to me. Unfortunately there was no help from the techs that replied. The problem that was found is that the regulator inside the upper manifold was leaking gas into the right bank of the engine causing it to run r... Trouble codes: P0300.
10
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Air flow VIN: 1C4GP54L9Y
Hello all, I recieved only 1 reply. Thanks to Cam from Brittish Columbia for taking time to respond to my request. After disassembling and studying the design of the HVAC assembly, I found Cam to be right on the money that it is normal characteristic of thes...
2
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L skim VIN: 3D7KU28653
Good evening again, Well here it is, Saturday evening again, and I wish I had good news, but I realy don't. My scan tool is a Genesis (fully loaded and newly updated) so of course I couldn't reprogram anything on this Dodge. Ironicaly the dealer (who I had to ...
6
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU41F7Y
Thanks for all the replies. It was the fuel pump. I went back to the shop, tested the pink with black strip wire for power with test light at the pump terminal. comes on when key first turned on, then goes out, just like regular gas rig. when you crank it, it ... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump circuit).
8
2001 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FBSS31F7H
we replaced the high pressure oil lines and fittings and seals. checked ipr and icp pids with scan tool to ensure pressures are with in spec...all looks ok, still somewhat unsure about why line blew...possibly due to heat build up in the confined engine space ...
3
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FTYR10U53
I would like to thank everybody that sent in replies to my request. But I was not able to get this truck back into my shop to see if any of the ideas would work. So I will close this one out without any repairs.
5
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L 4wd VIN: 1GTGK2448Y
thanks to all the replies i replaced the transfer case and that fixed it thank you
11
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Low oil pressure VIN: 1GTEC19TXY
Customer opted to trade the vehicle in. Did not get to pull the pan to check any of the items suggested.
13
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L spark VIN: SAJKX6247W
Here is what we did. When the car would not crank over and we suspected it was the key, we borrowed a Jag scanner from another shop via one of our equipment suppliers. (It nearly took an act of congress.) At that time we had a hard security code- and back went...
6
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs VIN: SAJKX6247W
sorry about the late post, didn't even know i posted one. Do have to scan abs codes with jag scanner.
6
1976 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L warning lights VIN: 6Y89A87690
Thank you to the people who took time to reply. There wasn't many replies but on an old buggy like this, I didn't expect many. No one hit it right on but you did provide me with ideas and that led to a solution. Most of you said that one or two were just blank...
5
1967 Mercedes-Benz 200d 2.0L No Start
had to replace injector pump, due to dirty vegetable oil ingested. unable to clean completely. the more i see of diesels being run on vegetable oil the more fervently i tell my customers ' only fill you tank with ''very clean (3 micron) vegetable oil'' . we ar...
9
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
At this time the customer has picked up the vehicle and not returned. I will post more infofmation after the vehicle comes back /Thanks for all the information. Trouble codes: P0135.
10
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L trac light VIN: 1G2WP1212W
my tach signal out of the ecm wasnt ataining high enough voltage so the tach was inop and the ebtcm wasnt getting its propper signal. i could make the tach jump by putting a test light to positive and toggling tach wire. ecm was the fix here. thanks for the re...
3
1986 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JT4RN62D3G
thanks for all the help, most replys were about the factory splices in the injection loom between the fender and intake. i had already repaired one pair but missed a second set of spices for the ground side of injectors. after some searching and lossing a litt...
8
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L drums,shoes VIN: 5TEHN72N83
well it appears that changing shoes and drums with factory units has solved the problem. Generaly I would have replaced shoes with drums but they looked so good at the time. Iwould never had done this with front brakes so I wasnt thinking when I decided to do ...
14
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next