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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 12, 2006
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2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L drive -axels VIN: 1GCDT13W92
Hi guys and thank you in advanced for your help. I have this 2002 S10 chevy pickup. the problem is there is squealing /humming kind of noise its a bearing noise when I drive between 60 to 80 km/h and i can hear the noise clearly too when I slow down. The same ...
1992 Dodge B250 3.9L crank/no start VIN: 2B6HB21X3N
I am working on a 1992 B250 van with a 3.9 V6 engine. Sometimes it will run and sometimes it will not. I found no spark and maybe no injector pulse when it will not run. I put a jumper in the ASD relay socket and got batt voltage at the coil but still will not...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1B4GP25RX1
Hello. Thanks for taking the time to read this. This 01 van starts and runs fine. About 3 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the instrument cluster begins to act up. The fuel gage will drop to E, the low fuel light will begin to flicker, the door ajar...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L windshield wipers VIN: 1D4GP24R35
The windshield wipers stop working after they have been wiping for a couple of minutes.It seems to happen more often on the high mode.It happens on low but not as much.You can turn the switch off and back on and they start working again.
2001 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L water pump VIN: 1GKDM19W11
Since they replaced the water pump and the intake gasket.when the truck is hot and you floor the pedal, the water pump gasket is destroy. we have replacer the gasket once ,the second time we replace the gasket and the water pump, the problem still there. if yo...
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: D71T838056
customer complaint of mil, no drivibilty problem,, does this car need a cat. or a maf Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L pedal feel VIN: 1GHDX03E5X
Van came to me with low pedal. Customer said brakes had already been checked and were ok. Pulled wheels and rechecked all are ok. Bleed system and found air at abs unit and brakes felt and stopped good. Customer picked up van returned a week later with same pr...
1997 Saturn SW2 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK8275V
when started after engine repair ck engine light on & misfiring ,ck'd plug wire rounting ok ,scanner had po336 code for erratic crank sensor ,replaced sensor still had erratic signal on scanner & tach jumping around with misfiring engine.ck crank sensor circui... Trouble codes: P0336, P0744, P1599
2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L Starting VIN: 1G8JW82R3Y
Hello everyone, and thanks for any help you can give me. Saturn wagon (3.0L V6) came in with noise in engine. Found alternator bearing going south and tensioner pulley noisey. Replaced both. Disconnected the battery and completed work. Vehicle will not start, ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ832TD
Thank you all for the replies. Since another tech was working on this I didn't get all of the information. I personally went back and looked at the car and the 02's were looking lean on the scanner. We don't have a smoke machine, which i think would be a great... Trouble codes: P1175 (air fuel metering), P1174 (air fuel metering), P0170 (fuel trim bank 1), P0173 (fuel trim bank 2).
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEC19V13
I cleaned the throttle body, cleaned MAF sensor and reset codes. After this the vehicle idled perfect. Trouble codes: U1300 (class 2 shorted to ground).
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7GG22X3W
Removed cylinder heads and found exhaust valve on the #4 cylinder was just starting to burn, valve guide was sloppy enough that when it was put in gear or the throttle was cracked that the compression went up enough the cylinder started to fire. Thanks to all ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P1390 VIN: 4E3AK44Y9V
Thanks to all that replyed. Tech's like you and all of IATN make this job fun. First the metal in the cam sensor must have been left over from head work that was done at another shop we did remove the valve cover and inspected the cam thrust bearing and it was... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timing belt skiped one tooth or more).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW30P13
Well, after a lot of research (and some prayer too) this one is fixed. The fuel pressure was OK at 50 pounds. I kept coming back to the fact that it only occurs at idle and was intermittent. When you barely touch the accelerator, it went away. I found the solu... Trouble codes: P0264 (Cyl 2 Injector Circuit Low), P0267 (Cyl 3 Injector Circuit Low), P0273 (Cyl 5 Injector Circuit Low), P0276 (Cyl 6 Injector Circuit Low), P0282 (Cyl 8 Injector Circuit Low), P0341 (CMP A Circuit).
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTNE24W24
I want to thank all who replied! Most everybody that replied said to check compression and they were right. Also suggested it could be a carbon problem or a valve problem. We checked compression on Cyl#5 and it was 60 psi. An average of other cyl was 135 psi. ... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305.
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L brakes rotors & calipers VIN: 1HGED365XM
i would like to say thanks to the members of iatn for all your help i replaced ball joints control arms brakes resurface new brake rotors calipers torque all wheel nuts and still no better results i am still trying and will post results when i get it right
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L blower VIN: SAJHW1744P
customer decided not to repair. looks like he has bad fuse box caused by failed blower motor. thanks to all who replied.
1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Suspension VIN: WDBDA29D2P
well, thanks to all who replied. All said to keep looking for worn subframe or torque strut bushings, but, I was on the wrong page entirely. It seems the clunking and shifting of the rear was merely a symptom, not the problem. The problem turned out to be a lo...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L security light VIN: 1G2WR121X1
I can't help you to give more information on that car because the customer will come back only next spring.
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1G8JW54RX2
Thank You for all of you that took the time to reply. The problem was with the bcm. Installed a new one from the dealer. Thanks again
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L steering VIN: JF1SF635XX
Thanks everyone. Exspecialy Kirk. You were right on.I think some of the guys misuderstood the problem. Flushing the power steering system and adding a supplement did the trick. I should have stated that you had to be turning the steering wheel to get the shutt...
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