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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2322R
Hello All, This car came into the shop in early December 06 with a very rough idle & check engine light on.Ew found the vaccum plate at the rear of the intake manifold leaking.replaced the plate & cleared the codes and all appeared to be fine.She called a few ... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor bank 1), 13 (O2 sensor bank 2)
1954 Chevrolet 3600 235CID signal lights
Hello friends,we have a special request from one of our customers.We have his 54 chev 3600 pickup in the shop for some winter tlc.He is tired of trying to remember what way to use his arm for signals.He has decided to get into the state of art modern type of s...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L security VIN: 1GNCT18W7W
Intermitten start and stall security light flashing, sometimes will start and run but security light will stay on. Scan computer system P1631,B2960. I have read T.S.B. for B2960 code and checked torque and connections on connector C211 and pass-lock sensor- ap...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall
HI again, This powerstroke has been an on going problem when cold. When it sits overnight, the next day this truck will crank for a long time, once started it will stall once than start back up again stay running with a shake. After a few minutes it'll run smo...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L heating system VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
hey guys we don't work on many turbo disels trucks here, so we got one that should be an easy fix but is not. we got this 97 ford f-450 dump truck that is getting no heat. i replaced the t-stat, back flused the heater core, flushed the cooling system, tried bl...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L dome lights VIN: 1FTWW32P85
no dome lights when you open any door or when you use keyless ,i have dash lights.you can turn them on with the switch that is at the lights.checked the easy stuff..thanks kelly
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29215
this problem all started after changing fuel filters and oil and filter as part of the routine up keep.the customers complaint was intermittent mil and lack of power.as soon as the light goes out truck runs perfect.hooked up scanner pulled codes po299 po401 po... Trouble codes: P0299, P0401, P0404
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L piston liners/cylinders
DIESEL ENGINE NONE TURBO . NOT GAS This engine was O/H by me, done maybe 450 diesel engines and as many gas . What i would like to know or confirm . Is i sent the block out to get new cylinders/ sleeve's put in finished the O/H and sent out the truck. Two mo...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BG6858W
This vehicle has had a rough idle since the owner purchased about 6 months ago.Hesitation pulling away after warm up is very intermidite.Just finished re-ringing engine and idle condition did't improve.Have checked fuel pressure,cleaned injectors and MAF,no pr...
2006 Suzuki G/VITARA 2.0L 4WD Control System VIN: JSAJTD54V0
This car is equipped with transfer with shift motor type which is controlled by 4WD control module also full time 4WD when you select the 4H poisiton(Suitable for normal driving) Now 4L, N, and center diffential lock indicator blinks together for a moment and ...
1994 Volvo 850 2.3L steering rack VIN: 13423FASDF
We keep on putting steering racks in this vehicle becuase of leaking right side seals.We are at wits end on the vehicle.Anybody got ideas?
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L climate control VIN: YV1LW55A9X
I'm having an interesting but so far unrewarding time with a 99 Volvo V70 turbo (Vin [...]). Another shop had read and supposedly erased codes 236,232, and 414. The car's control system never takes over--fan works, on auto it comes on when temp. is...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1G6KF57911
Fellow techs. Many thanks for the replies. Although this vehicle was starting fine, I tested the battery and it failed the load test. Replaced battery and connected the cables together as suggested. Started the vehicle and the cluster came alive!! Thanks for t...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19XXX
Hi everybody & sorry for the delay.The cam retard problem was the distributor,i replaced it & that fixed the problem.As far as the ftp & egr sensor & couldn't find any problem,but i told the customer to take the truck to the dealer to program the ecm for the e... Trouble codes: 404 (egr feedback voltage out of range), 452 (fuel tank pressure sensor low or shorted).
2002 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1B7GL22X8S
plugged converter! Removed 02 sensor and it had lots of power.
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KL1TD52674
thanks every one. share information with customer. indeed she drive only few miles. clean cap.she start a new job 30 minutes drive oneway. let us see what happen.thanks again.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Radio VIN: 2C8GP64191
Lots of good ideas Thanks all!!! I believe my next choice will be to hunt down a same style but different manufactered radio as was suggested. Thanks again for all the help!!
1997 Dodge Dakota 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7FL26P4V
Brian, Austin, Dan, Thanks for your interest in my problem. I wanted to let you know I found that the oil pressure was the problem. I replaced the crank, cam, and rod bearing. The loss of oil pressure was due to heat expansion. The truck is running fine now. T... Trouble codes: P0320.
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L wipers & 4x4 VIN: 1FMDV34X9M
Hey, I want to say thanks to John, Matt, Mark, John, Chad, Gabriel, Evan, Mark, Melisa, Wayne, and Chris for their responses. As for the wipers, I work in an auto parts store and all we had that day was wiper problems, mainly coming from the ice storm. I was l...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L ignition lock assembly VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
I want to thank you all for responding. Once I saw the pin under the lock assembly it was a snap. It was in open view and if it were a snake I would be dead now.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDLF47FXT
Many thanks to those iATN members who offered their time knowledge to assist me through this problem and the Dieselmann with their quick response with this guru powerstoke. Tony from Ontario,Wayne from florida, and Rudy from Texas were all on the right track. ...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Passlock ID VIN: 1GKDT13W4X
Thanks to all for the great information and websites. I am quickly finding out what a wealth of knowledge is available on this site, truly outstanding. THANKS!!!
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cuts out, VIN: 4S2CG58Z2M
well thanks to those that replied, i had to go old school on this being i didnt have right scan tool, i just hooked up my dvom to tcc wire out of the tcm, it was engaged at all times, relaced tcm and goes into lockup when supposed to, also replaced solenoid an...
1983 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJAY1346D
we replaced all of the fuel valves in the back and got the fuel pressure correct and also replaced the coolant temp sensor it corrected the problem. Thanks for all of the help people.
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L hard start/flooding VIN: SAJGX2248W
all the responses i recived was greatly welcomed and the cure to the problem was remove and clean throttle body and the intake with the intake off i also took the time to cylinder head intake runners and valve as best i could without a complete tear down and i...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA92E9P
I have taken the advice of most of the replies and replaced the engine harness from the ecm all symptoms have yet to resurface so I will keep you posted thank to all for the quick and detailed replies
2001 Mercury Villager 3.3L fuel regulator VIN: 4M27V12TX1
Thank You for the reply's.I ended up getting to it with fuel rail left in car.I took the air box and duct work out and there is just enough room to get a med.length screwdriver in there to acess the screw.Make sure the screwdriver is magnetic droping the screw...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L speedo VIN: 1N4BU31D3R
cars fixed. it was the heads up display module consuming the ac voltage from the rpm. i disabled the speedo and the tach started working again. i could not find any burnt traces or cold solder joints. but i believe it was the flash chip in the module itself. i...
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3HN53L3P
everything i have checked is normal, pin voltages, security, changed ignition module, cam sensor and crank sensor, vehicle will start and run for a few min. and will die like you turned off the key and will not restart until you turn the ignition to the off po...
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