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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Hard starting VIN: ZARBA541XE
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. We have no power to the cold start injector on this car, and a fuel pump that runs whenever the key is on. We seem to be missing the crank signal to the drive relay. According to all the factory manuals we have,...
1989 Audi 100 2.3L No shift VIN: WAUBB0448K
Hello. Big problems with this audi. The car came in for no reverse. Lowered the pan and found a huge amount of debris-metal shavings and such. Dismantled and replaced clutch discs, band and pistons. Dismantled and checked valve body. Inspected everything, foun...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L service reminde VIN: WAUDG74F55
hi folks i have this 2005 audi with a 3.2 i have just serviced it but we have the service due lite on and i can not find out how to turn it off. i have ross tech vag. and have been in the instument cluster to adaptation to channel 40 to 49 i can reset mileage ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8344Y
pull up a chair- this ones good! we have seen this bmw 3 times in 3 months. 1st time customer complained of a trans control light on- limp mode- no gear position display. we confirmed failed egs with gt1(trans control unit), replaced it and sent customer home.... Trouble codes: 080 (ecu- internal fault-electronic trans controleprom), 103 (internal control module cpu- dme), 76 (dme/dde does not fulfill torque request-dsc actively switched-no abs control-stop light switchactuated-no asc control-no dsc control-no acc control-no hdc control)
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Hello and happy holidays fellow techs. I have this problem child cadillac we inherited from another local shop. They tried a pcm which didn't fix it then towed it to us (it would barely run and was not drivable). I checked spark which is good then fuel pressur...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ventilation VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
We have a 1995 Cadillac in our shop with a concern of cool/cold air out of the left vents on floor, face, and defrost,,, but it has warm/hot air on all the right side vents. Vehicle has auto air. There are no codes stored in a/c ecu. We are not very familiar w...
1987 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.8L 3 -4 VIN: 1GKCS18R9H
hello group... seasons greetings i bought this jimmy wif low miles on crate mmotor,but only had 1st and 2nd gear. i opened it up and it had worn clutches,3rd n 4th were gone. so i put it back together and it werked ok for obout 2 weeks...upon acceleration it s...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L heating system VIN: 2G1WL52M7V
Read the related history, this vehicle is coming in for the same problem it's had the past two years. Both times another shop performed services to correct the loss of heat and it was "ok" for the winter. It is now at that point again where the guage is fluctu...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R9W
Original complaint was check engine light on with P0420 (TWC system low effciency below level bank 1). No other codes stored or pending. Performed diagnostic flow chart and confirmed bad catalyst (originial). Replaced converter and all oxygen sensors. Drove ve... Trouble codes: P0153 (Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 1), P0133 (Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19V6X
this truck has a 4.8 engine, not a 5.0, iatn did not show this option when starting this request. the problem with this truck is that it does not have feed to the fuel pump relay from the pcm, so when you key up there is no 2 second pulse, we check the wiring ...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Righ front wheel abs VIN: 1G1ND52J22
ABS guy, nice trouble here. Car come for intermittend abs light and ABS not working when light is on.Pull out history code C1222, C1226, C1233, ABS bearing-sensor change before at GM dealer 2 time. I change right connector et wiring for right front wheel an ch...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L transfercase VIN: 2GCEK19T72
This one is getting very expensive. Here's the deal.Transfer case won't shift into different ranges(auto push button)It first had a c0387(can't complete shift)So having a good switch handy,it was installed and no change. Removed encoder motor and manually shif...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Misfire, idle VIN: 3GNEK13T82
solid number 8 misfire at idle occasionally underload passes all tests... swapped injectors coils plugs etc. saw small sign of coolant on intake valve after intake removed. Cranking compression ok intake ok... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Brakes VIN: 2G1WF55EX5
We have a Chevy impala here that is giving us a hard time. The car came in for a "soft" brake pedal which we could not duplicate. It needed all 4 Calipers pads and rotors due to uneven wear and undersized rotors. Now the car doesnt seem to have the stopping po...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Headlights VIN: 1C4GP64L6V
This van has no high or low beams, but parking lights work. No dash lights and the dome lights stay on, but I can turn them off with the dash light dimmer wheel. If I ground Hi or Lo beam relay connector #85 w/ relay in place, the headlights come on. I seem to...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L radio VIN: 3C4FY58B05
radio at times is inop . cycling the key will cause radio come back on.i had vehicle with radio inop and checked all power and ground circuit and they were ok .i turned off car and restarted and radio came on .several tech have work on and they installed radio...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L engine noise VIN: 3B7HF13Z4V
This engine is as quiet as a church mouse when cold.After running for 3-5 minuites I hear an engine knock,the noise is on the left bank.It cannot be shorted by killing cylinders, as if it were a rod or piston knock. It dose not change when it is put into gear,...
1997 Dodge Caravan ES 3.8L Belt noise VIN: 1B4GP55L7V
Belt noise, Belt noise and more Belt noise. A breif run down on what has been done so far. We have replaced the serp. belt about 4 times so far, We have replaced the tensioner with aftermarket and dealer parts. We have replaced the harmonic balancer and the po...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Radio,Power Windows Windshield washers VIN: 1D4GP25343
Thought we'd ask before we blindly ripped this one apart. Van was brought in with a drained battery. Parasitic draw of 400-700 mA. While looking over the vehicle saw that clock on radio was on. Radio will come on with key off. With the key off if you operate t...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L multiplex second starter wire VIN: 1C1DRT453H
Hi, guys. I'm about to install a remote starter and a programmable bypass module into this unit. The second starter wire (multiplexed) has me confused as to its purpose. One diagram shows to wire in a relay to ground it through a 150 ohm resistor during start....
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR14U7P
ok all you IATN wizzards, please help. this truck came in yesterday, customer stated battery went dead over time and had to jump it off. we installed a new battery less than a month ago, and it is back with a parasitic load drop of 5.06 MA. i can usually find ...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L engine VIN: 1ZVLT20A55
Hi all and happy holladays, This probe has an oil leak in the timming belt area I can't seem to locate. I looks like the cam seals are dry the valve cover gasket was replaced 3 months ago. I see a BB type plug in the head that the factory installed after drill...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FALP53SXT
1 got this 96 ford taurus the problem is that when u start the vehicle the power steering is nice and smooth but then the power steering gos hard like if u shut off the vehicle. if you restar the vehicle the steering gos smooth againg then if was bach hard it ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L drive belt VIN: 1FMDU62X4Y
Ford Explorer with reoccuring belt chirp especially when cold. Spray the belt with a little water and it goes away for a bit. We have already exhausted all the options that we have seen posted so far. Replaced camshaft sensor syncro and although it was failing...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FRRI583NG
hi all, i got this ranger in today that has me going. it is a fleet truck with 300000 miles on it but it runs great. it was well taken care of. it was in for i think the code was a p0174 2 lean. the ecm had added fuel to compensate for a lean mixture ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F42
This is my son's truck. He bought a used Hypertech programmer to pump a few extra horsepower. The programmer has three separate programs, ranging from mild to wild. He was using the middle program of the three, and had been reading fuel economy, then decided t...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FMZU73K93
Customers complant of every once in a while the front wipers would come on. Did not have it happen for me. Checked database found some for earlier Ford rangers about replacing multifunction switch. Checked Alldata TSB's-nothing. Hooked up snap-on scanner no co...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P74
hi every one! i got this 6.0 powerstroke an its missing on cyl. #1,#3,#5,#7 all right bank injectors. i have 900 plus psi of oil pressure. i have fords latest ids scanner an i can do the power bal. test an it confirms all cyls. on right bank are missing. i run... Trouble codes: P0263
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L battery VIN: 1FTNE24W74
trucks battery goes dead when truck is parked for afew days. f-2-22 fuse (15amp)when removed eliminates draw completly.the draw of .443 miliamps can go away some times when the doors are opened then closed-but it takes 20 or so minutes for this to take place.o...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on
I have looked all over to find a TSB or info stating that aftermarket engine heater will cause a MIL on for coolant sensor. Our shop has installed over 5000 block heaters in last 3 yrs on a City contract to lower Emmisions on cold days. In the last month one o...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Alternator VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
Does anyone know if the PCM can cause the alt.not to charge? This thing came in with no charging and no battery light on in the dash.I checked the fuses,checked power to the alternator (i had and continue to have battery voltage at the ouput terminal and 3 of ...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on, limp home mode VIN: 4S2CK58Y24
this rodeo goes in to limp mode does not run over 10 mph. when the reduce power light comes on but once the light turns off the car runs good.can any body tell me what the light is. notice check engine light on p1239 and p1767. i folow the troble tree and it d... Trouble codes: P1239, P1767
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L keyless entr VIN: 1J4FF68S6K
hello, i'm trying to program the keyless entry on this jeep. i have the drb3 and it doesn't appear that it will comm. with the bcm and there are no mesc. functions available in pass door mod. can anyone tell me how to navigate this tool so i can program the ke...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L blend doors VIN: 1J8GW58N82
drivers side heat is plenty hot. passenger side is cool with temp knob turned to full hot position. I have no additional test to perform using alldata information.
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Torque Converter VIN: KNAFA1213R
Having a helluva time with this gem. I installed a used engine in this vehicle in Oct. of this year. When the vehicle left, it was quiet. Now has a loud ticking noise when engine is idling. Noise goes away slightly when accelerating. I thought it was a loose t...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Lifters VIN: KNDJB7230Y
Customer had the truck towed in to us with a broken timing belt. Sent head to machine shop to check valves and resurface. No bent valves were found. Replaced timing belt and reinstalled head. Now lifters are very noisy. Ordered and installed new lifters and we...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2212T
Thanks to everyone who responds to this message. Don't know what to think.. Replaced timing belt. On the way to deliver the car, died and would not start. Good spark, good fuel pressure, timing marks and belt okay. Compression okay. Did notice that spark plug ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2030612
Vehicle presented with MIL light illuminated, check codes found misfire #5 recorded. cleared codes and vehicle drives well until you accelerate hard when it logs the codes again. have replaced plugs, leads, coils, air mass sensor, o2 sensors, crank angle/speed... Trouble codes: 080 (cat deterioratio misfire detected), 086 (misfire harmful to cat cylinder 5)
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED26Y81
Checked for injector pulse and spark. Always has injector pulse but loses spark. Sometimes while cranking and watching spark will come back and it will start. Try performing tests to coil and dist but when the truck acts up it only acts up for a minute or so a...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2WP52K5X
customer complaint of engine surge on light acceleration or going up grade. no codes set. replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter (pressure ok). i cleaned the maf and replaced the tps - no change. i flushed the injectors - seemed better. car returned 10,000 km late...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3EF48E3X
Engine will stall when engine is cold and put in reverse. I verified condition and engine will stay running in reverse and then randomly stall. Cannot determine if it happens in drive (customer backs from park space...) Checked snorkel tube at MAF and other in... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect performance problem)
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ABS,TCS,warning lights,speedometer,cruise VIN: YS3EF48Z6X
There has to be something I'm overlooking. This SAAB came in with a few problems. Broken fuel line, pressure test port(fuel)leaking, vacuum leaks, and a multitude of warning lights in dash. Fixed fuel problems first so I cold get into brake related stuff. Repl...
2000 Saturn LS1 2.2L dash lights,security VIN: 1G8JU52F5Y
Hi techs, this vehicle has an intermittent problem with stalling,no start.The interior dome light and dash warning lights will flicker as well as the security lamp will illuminate or flash when this no start or stall occurs. have checked grounds and connection...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66571
so this one is weird ses flashes. if i try to reset codes scan tool frezes up. snap on and otc,both do the same.koeo all the relays and fans go nuts clicking fans go on and off.koer vehicle runs fine no clicking and such. anyone know what would freak this suba... Trouble codes: P0500, P1540, P1590, P1591
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K5W
hey techies just looking for secound opinion, have never put a fuel pump in a toyota (they just don't go bad?) and a little gun shy at this one. car has ignition, injector pulse and will run on alternate fuel source. (in the domestic world this is a no braine...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L srs light VIN: 1NXBR12E3W
This car came in with an intermittent air bag light. The car was scanned and code B0136 was retrieved. (open in squib left hand side) I checked all connections that I could see on drivers side including at seat belt tensioner. Tried clearing, but fault code co...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Warning Chimes VIN: 4T1BE32K02
I have this camry. the customer complains that the warning chimes do not work when you leave the head lights on. If you leave the headlight on with the key out of the ignition no noise. I have checked other camrys they are supposed to make noise. i think it is...
1990 Volkswagen Golf GTI 8-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDK21G4L
Hi guys. I thought I had this one fixed! For some reason, the computer is not grounding the injectors while cranking. If I spay fuel into the engine it will fire and stay running. If you shut the car off it will restart until it has sat for a few minutes. Then...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H5W
Hello Volkswagen Guys, I have a generic code P0322 Igniton/engine speed input circuit No signal. 1) a VW specific code 16706 Engine Rpm sensor -G28 No signal error occurs intermitantly. 2) Code 13795 secondary air injection system faulty flow (P0411) occurs i... Trouble codes: P0322, 16706 (Engine Rpm sensor-G28 No signal Error occurs intermitantly), 16795 (seconday Air Injection system Faullty Flow P0411 error occurs Intermitly)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
this car bogs& missfires on acceleration,mostly when engine is cold.replaced ect& vacum hose on fuel regulator Trouble codes: 16556 (16684-), 16684 (16685-), 16685 (16686-), 16686 (17536-), 17536 (17663-), 17663
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Car came into shop and lack of power and check engine light(do not know what the code was at this time) Put a mass air flow on and upsteam o2 Car was running good for about two weeks came back in with check engine light and all this codes and more found that m... Trouble codes: 16684 (Ramdom misfire), 16685 (1 misfire), 16686 (2 misfire), 17705 (Pressure loss at conettion before charger), 17972 (Thr. valve before base), 17976 (Thr valve)
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCR31C34
do not know much about these. this was at a dealer for 3 months with out getting repaired. the complaint is lack of power and black smoke when accelerating. the dealer put 5 maf sensors,motor for intake flap,egr kit,fuel filter,and 3 differant solinoid valves.... Trouble codes: P0101, P0299
1971 Volvo 164 3.0L fuel and temp guages VIN: 1641360515
The small 3 prong voltage regulator at the back of the instrument cluster failed- guages dropped to zero. I replaced the regulator with a solid state unit from Radio Shack pn 2761770 (7805)- input 12-35v output 5v at up to 1 amp. The guages worked after that b...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L brakes VIN: YV1VS27503
This is a strange one.I replaced the front and rear brakes on this car and also one front rotor and both rear rotors.This was sometime during the summer.Everything else was normal,calipers,slides,etc.He came in yesterday and said that he has an intermittent pr...

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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS light on VIN: WBADN6334X
Well everyone was right. It needed an ABS module, it had one bad wheel speed sensor and after the repair the module had to be reflashed with the steering angle sensor. The help I got was great and with out it I would not have fixed the problem..Thanks again Je...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L chassis
Thanks to everyone that took the time to help, as you can see on the replies it wasn't an easy fix. The customer understood that the driveshaft was serviced and it was unlikely to be the problem, so i sold him a tranny at cost plus labor. We drove the car fo...
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L heat VIN: W06VR52R7V
well this one gave us a break, after leaving and letting sit over night. we came in the following morning and now had heat back to drivers side but still no function to passenger side. must have been a stubborn air pocket. removed passenger side blend door mot...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT14W4S
Hey guys thanks for all the help. Just to say to the sceptics out there I have been a tech for 30 years, and I ordered a new cfi unit right after I posted this help request. I apoligize for crying poor mouth looking for a cheap easy way out. We are a very prof... Trouble codes: P0305 (CYL 5 Misfire).
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L unknown VIN: 1GNDXO3E4W
Thanks for the help guys! The problem was in the PCM. I sent it away for testing and the injector output circuit was defective. Replaced PCM with a rebuilt - reprogrammed unit and van works fine.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L transfer case VIN: 1GCHK23U03
Good afternoon everyone. I recieved several replies about 'waking up' the TCCM, which I had done several times with no luck. I checked the TSB's mentioned in the replies and they didn't pertain to this truck. It had to go to the dealer to be reflashed and now ...
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Electronic VIN: KL1TD52694
Thanks to all who responded to help solve this problem. The codes p300, and p1781 were found after a second test drive. The resolve to this was simple when chainging engines in this car crank sensor needs recalibrated.What I did not know was when this car was ...
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L tire pressure monitor VIN: 2G1WH55K15
Thanks again for all the input. Customer hasn't returned. Since this is a lease car it probably won't be back. I wish I had been able to do the repair and have a solid answer. The following is a summary of the replies I recieved. Check for equal tire circumfer...
1989 Dodge Caravan LE 3.0L repeated head gasket failure VIN: 2B4FR3537K
Thanks for all the replies [15]. Most figured we had an overheating problem, coolant fan, poor coolant circulation & does gasket fail in one spot [no, even failure across whole gasket by cylinder ring, not one specific spot. The ring seemed to come apart]. Wat...
1995 Dodge B2500 5.2L Stall VIN: 2B7HB21Y7S
Thanks for all the help guys. Sorry I took so long, i was waiting to see if it came back. I actually feel pretty stupid, I check every thing everyone suggested. I even emailed back and forth with a few of you. It ended being a bad connection on the coil. the c...
1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L rotors VIN: 1B4GP55ROT
thank every one for the reply to my request.the problem was two things.first of all I had to flush the system and bleed it again.this solved 50%.the other 50% was the brake light switch by the pedal, which was missing with the whole pulling it out o...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
Sorry for the delay.You people know that a lot of the goofy, time consuming repairs we do end up being something so simple that instead of throwing a fit we just should laugh about it. On this one we went to great lenghts to lose all of our profit. It turned o...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R42
Goodmorning to all, Thanks to all wrote in this car the fix was kind of simple.Most who wrote in put me in the direction of the NVLD(NATURAL VACUME LEAK DETECTION)system that may be not working correctly.The snap on scanner does not have a function test for sy... Trouble codes: P0441.
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L transfer case module VIN: 1B7HG38N02
the module was the problem. I was unable to prove why it failed unfortuanately.
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Thanks God for iatn and all you people out there. There was a hair line crack in the head and was conformed with a dye check. Replaced the head and got it going last night and all seems well. Thanks once again and keep up the good work. Merry Christma to you a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lifter oiling VIN: 1FTZX1766W
We had 3 members to offer help, but after carefully examining the engine condition, removing the orifice in the right head & blowing air pressure thru the passages & finding no restrictions, we re-assembled the engine & changed the oil, added a can of BG engin...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L all 3 guages VIN: 1FAFP33P73
hi all, we have not gotten this car back yet abut when we do it will be getting a new guage cluster. from the responces i got that seems to be the problem. some have mentioned grounds close to the battery on the inner fender nd the plug into the dash unit it...
1999 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L noises VIN: 1GTDT19X3X
hi guys sorry i really don't have much to add, i did check for lines hitting any part of the body and while i can't see every part of the lines i'm fairly certain that there not hitting. pcv valve is not the problem. thanks for all the help.
1987 Honda Accord 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5524J
Thanks for the replies. Most of you said to check the PCV which I had already done as part of my 'check for vaccume leaks'. When I first checked the idle jet/curcuit I just shot some carb. cleaner through and blew out with air gun. Today I unscrewed the idle j...
1991 Honda CRX 1.5L CV Joint/Axle VIN: JHMED8457M
I recieved a lot of good information from you guys. Thanks for your help. I replaced the axle with one from the dealership ($250.00! ouch!) same thing happenned again. What I found out was that somewhere along the line, somebody replaced the transmission in th...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB624XW
It looks like the customer might have use the red key. Do not know it that is all the problems with the vehicle. From the information that I have found it looks like I need the oem scan tool and a number to put in it from Honda to program key or to replace any...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L cam seals VIN: JHMBB6246Y
10 Replies, Very simple as you all said, Just pry out, lube and tap in. I was pretty sure this was the case but being a engine I havent had done before it doesnt hurt to ask. I choose to use Manit [...] Installation idea it works great. Use a socket to fit...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG56682
Fixed vehicle by replacing computer (Honda took care of this under warranty). Thanks for all the help.
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IJ46Z58YSC
This vehicle had the trans pulled by a local dealer 2 years ago. When the trans was put back in, all the bolts were re installed. But, one of the bell housing bolts wasn't put through the bracket that holds the vent tube for the trans.. Consequently, the loose...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Stuart hit the nail on the head.Ground wire not hooked up on back of intake. I asked my new mechanic 5 times if he had all the grounds hooked up and he said yes. Before I got stuarts answer we took intake back off and there it was. What can you do? Sorry for w... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1653.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ2226X
We replaced the egr and iac motors along with a deep clean on the intake still stalled in am start up. Turned out there was a cracked vaccum line on the passenger side of the intake. It is now fixed customer has not returned in a week.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3905M
Well, almost everyone said to replace the relay as they are a known problem, but I couldn't beleive that the relay would only fail with the battery disconection. There is a bulletin about tach signal (which triggers relay), so we were verifing tach signal when...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1MELM75WXV
I received may good replies. You suggested egr problems, vacuum leaks, cam/crank sensors, ignition coils, plugs and wires. I eliminated all of the above except the plugs and wires. I had tries 2 sets of new plugs and wires prior to the help request with no cha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Thanks once again to everyone who responded to my message. Found that the intake flaps spring was broken. Replaced spring and no check engine light. No smell from engine compartment. Jaime Trouble codes: 1518 (Intake runner stuck open).
1980 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Hard start cold VIN: GVVDJ2AG52
Hey everybody in cyberland I just got this little MGB back in the shop & am starting to try & fix the choke. IATN wants me to close this request since it has been almost a month so I will close now, try the wonderful suggestions you great techs gave me, & post...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
Thank you to all who responded to this help request. The input concerning MAF being ignored in open loop was most useful and saved me from what would have been needless replacement of a part. I was preparing to take a closer look at fuel trim but had trouble d...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
replaced maf sensor and vehicle runs great. sensor tested in range looked good on lab scope. still struggling to understand why. thanks for your replies. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0505.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L g sensor VIN: 1N6ED27Y31
many thanks to the techs who responded to my post. your time is valuable and i thank you for the gift of it. a g- sensor squared away this intermittent problem. i only saw it flag the abs light one time and of course, i didn't have a meter or scope on it at th...
2004 Nissan premera 1800CC service lightis due VIN: SJNFBAP12U
hi fello techs, i want to specially thank howard from new zealand for taking time out to be of help to me ,he really hit the nail on the head,the dealers in barbados did not know what was to be done ,the had a few of them and they service them and sent them ba...
1994 Plymouth Voyager 3.3L abs sensor VIN: 1P4GH54R5S
Hello again guys, well I'd like to thank Paul joeseph, Ted [...] for their great replies. Customer is a very good client and will be coming in after new year. I thought I would close this because I'm possitive with the informat...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L air flow out vents VIN: 1GMDX03E2V
The low air flow out i/p vents with heat turned up must be normal because every transport i've seen since is the same way
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP5218W
As usual, IATN comes through. I dont ask for help as often as I offer, so I was glad to get such a great responce. First relply hit the nail on the head. There is a resistor in the circuit for the fuel pressure control side of the 2 relay system on this car. M...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 3G7DA03E81
Well after much hair pulling we replaced the BCM. On the Tech2 the data showed that the BCM was NOT calling for a higher idle. Three weeks later and the vehicle owner said all is well.
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L blower, turn signals, power windows, wipers VIN: YSDD58H312
You guys are the best. It was the console mounted ignition switch. Seems she spills on it all the time. Thanks for the help, everyone!!!
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F02
upon dissassembly of the timing chain area of the engine, i found that the automatic tensioner had broken apart. this allowed the exhaust cam to advance by a couple of teeth. the coolant issue actually turned out to be cylinder head porossity leaking coolant i... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0108 (map high), P0107 (map low), P1599 (engine stall).
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