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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L heater VIN: 1GNCS13W61
have a low heat situation. vehicle in for low heat. filled coolant system, replace pressure cap. engine temp shows 190-200. Using infared scanner, shows 135-150/90/110 degrees at heater core inlet/outlet at firewall. with blower on low speed there is some warm...
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L abs module, ebcm VIN: 1GAGG29R12
van has 6 different codes w/genysis scanner, 3 codes only w/ modis, 1 code only w/ solus. all codes relate to ebcm failure. has good power going in, all fuses good, all grounds tested ok even added extra ground to ebcm. you can clear codes but will come back w...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY4BB91
please help car is running rich long tem -24 same short tem -24 /fuel pressure 58 lbs/ with added vacuum leak comes back up /check & block egr / pull injector look ok /cust erase code at zone, said it was code for rich. car run bad at idle ,on road run good. c...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge, Stall, loss of P/S, trans VIN: 1B7KF2362W
Hey Techs, Got a call from a friend, truck stuck in drive & stalls when stopped. He called local Diesel Shop and they told him of most likey cause so he purchased a Transmission Governor (TCC solenoid) & the Reducer & a VSS. I was called in for the actual part...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Dash gauges VIN: 3B7KC2365M
This Dodge truck has a "no bus" message on the odometer, and the overhead console won't show temp or direction. According to identifix/autoline there is a connector- joint connector no.7 - under the lower drivers side dash where the bus wires are all in a dedi...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FALP2MUXZ
we have this f150 with a vibration only when you back up then go forward and turn sounds like the rear end clutches chattering changed rear end fluid and transfer case fluid with ford fluids still has the vibration has anyone seen this does ford have a problem...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S36
hi guys replaced battery and i cant keep it running.tried idle relearn as follows[let it idle in park for several minutes'change the loads by turning the ac on and off and move the throttle.then do the same in reverse for 3-5 minutes.then take a short road tes...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCE6670V
This car came into the shop running but at times missed and died it would not start, fuel pressure ok but injectors were not pulsing in one bank.Checking further crank sensor resistance was off so replaced it. it the started fine ran fine but then intermittent...
2003 Honda HR-V 1600CC RPM Limit Low
Hello, We had a quick look to this vehicle today, as we were on our way to another job when a customer suddenly showed up on foot! We went to his car, as soon as you start it (first start of the day), the engine is only allowed to rev up to 3500 rpm (even if...
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Fuel mileage VIN: JHLRD78566
Gents, I've not inspected this car other than to note VIN and mileage. Customer claims that mileage is only slightly better than his V6 Pilot's, at about 22 MPG overall. This figure is supposed to be closer to 29-30. Customer has called two dealerships, and me...
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM3LV5230P
Good day techs,I got this 3.0L mpv that cuts out at about 2000 rpm and will kick back in at about idle.Tried another air flow meter & computer with no change(used parts).Fist found tps reading to climb to 1.3 at about half throttle and then drop back down to a...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G91
Vehicle came in originally for a PO174. Checked bulletins, and replaced intake gaskets and pcv hose per bulletins. Re-assembled vehicle. Has no start. Scanned computer, no codes. Has crank signal. Checked fuel presure - 53 psi. Checked for spark, had spark. St...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBDA24A4E
Customer states that engine died. Fuel pump runs and cold start injector works. This is not a fuel system problem. It has no fire to spark plugs or from coil. The neg side of coil will not trigger the coil to fire. I checked the pickup coil and it is just unde...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out
hey everybody,dont really like to ask for help with so little diag info but dont have benz scanner. Car will drive absolutly fine for a few minutes upon a cold start up but while criusing Ill lose all throttle response and the car will bog down until you stomp...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L oil change light on VIN: WMNR42JLO2
hi i had this c230 in my shop for a check oil level light on checked codes and stored a code for it lifted car found wires broke at sensor fixed problem while up customer wanted oil changed did so and now i cant get the service oil change light to reset custom...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L im monitors wont res VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
this one was in a previous post, the customer was out of town and has brought the car back, the original problem is that the im monitors wont reset (actually three will) however i called the dealer and talked to the shop foreman. he said the factory scan tool ...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Radio VIN: 4A3AA56L4X
Hi fellow techs, One of my long time customers changed his battery in his 99 mitsubishi galant and I am looking for any help accessing the radio code. The info from the radio is [...] D Thanks in advance for any and all replies. Eric...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW51R51
Thankyou for reading my post! Am hoping this problem has been seen before. This truck came to us running okay but needed some head work due to coolant getting into cylinder #2 causing slight missfires. Took us awhile to diagnose truck as a head problem due to ...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Engine Oil VIN: 1N6SD16S7P
Hello all, I have a good running 2.4L engine with no symptoms other than NASTY NASTY engine oil. No abnormal noises and oil pressure seems OK. Last time I serviced this truck (the first time I had ever seen it) I noticed severely JET BLACK oil, reminiscant ...
2001 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L engine VIN: 1GHDT13W61
Hey all, cold start engine sounds just fine, but as it warms up, slight ticking to all out knock occurs as it heats up. Still sounds like it's coming from front of engine near timing cover. I beleive someone has had this before. Maybe balance shaft problem? Dr...
1983 Other GM semi truck 700CID Shift Valve
Hello, I have a question for anyone that is fairly familliar with Allison transmissions. We have an 83 "white" brand truck with an allison mt654 ser# 105741T that it did not originally come with {had a standard tranny}. The original complaint was that you coul...
1999 Saturn SC2 1.9L no reverse VIN: 1G8ZY1276X
Hello everyone, Iím hoping someone can help me with this problem. We got this Saturn in with no reverse and very hard 1-2 shift with a code P0732. After contacting Saturn we discovered that the wrong transmission was installed in the car. We have a 2100-3342. ...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Unknown(front axle) VIN: JT3DJ81W6S
This is a 4WD Land Cruised. Occasionally, at low speeds 15-20 mph a very loud squawking/howling noise can be heard for short periods of time- 3-15 seconds. It does not respond to an rpm change -by putting it in neutral & speeding up the motor. It sounds much l...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L engine VIN: WVWMD63B13
this vehicle was a trade in, had a fresh oil change before driving across the street to trade it off. car runs but noisy valve train. oil lights on. no maintainance records. i changed to synthetic 5-20 immediately. oil light came on after 30 minutes of driving...

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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
We end up putting a used cylinder head & that took care of the problem,,,what a mess,,,thanks to everyone
1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE2322R
Hello All, I received many replies.Most pointed to vaccum leaks.i did a compression and leakdown test.Compression was 190psi in all cyls. and no more than 5% leakage in any cyl.the plugs didn't look great so I replaced them and the car ran better but still not... Trouble codes: 12 (O2 sensor bank 1), 13 (O2 sensor bank 2).
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCDC14K6K
Dancing all round the fuel injector were bad but they scope very good and the low voltage ramping did not help in this case we took a chance and overhauled the TBI w/ new injectors well just a gut felling. Thanks to all and to all have great weekend. Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust), 44 (Lean Exhaust).
1992 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Stuck in 2nd gear VIN: 1GCHC33N8N
I said that I replaced the trans connector that came with the trans, I also replaced the input and output speed sensor connectors, repaired bad wiring around intake. Yesterday we found the truck had no knock sensor and the wiring was melted to the exhaust mani...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L High Idle VIN: 2G1WW12M3T
Thanks to all who replied, sorry it took so long to post this--had to wait for customer to get through saying 'HOW MUCH??'. Then he finally calmed do and agreed to let us do the repair, I am happy to report that a nice shiney new PCM did the trick, and cleared...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEC14W91
thanks for all the replys, lots of helpful hint like cam retard, dist. cap. i decided to replaced the dist. and found the dist. was defective. the truck know runs great. once agin would like to thank everyone who resopned. also thank iATN for the great work th... Trouble codes: P0300.
1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X8K
Hi to all, after my update message I drove the truck home from work, 40 miles roundtrip, it started running like it did when it first came in. I get it back to the shop and switch computers again with same results, the parts house overnites another computer an...
2000 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP45R2Y
Tanks all members for help problem was bad PCM. Bad injector driver at PCM all other injectors fire OK and Crank,Cam signal OK so i change PCM Bingoooo!!!Works!!! Trouble codes: P0201 (inj 1 contrl CKT fires improperly.).
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Camshaft Thrust Plate VIN: 1FALP4049S
Hello all, Well I never could pin point the EXACT cause of failure. I feel it had to be related to the overheating. I discovered the engine was previously reman, by a company called Gopher, but it was years ago. There was a timing chain dampener which had a ...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X6W
Hello all, Well the SES light is fixed. As I had suspected the 'authorized service center' does not know a PCM from their butt crack. A lengthy drive to a real Isuzu dealer and the updated software shot into the PCM was the fix. I had 2 good suggestions ... Trouble codes: P1441 (EVAP Purge during non purge commanded).
1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max Sport 2.6L timing chain VIN: 1JPH2336T2
thanks to all those that reply. i follow your advise and fix the problem. the truck is working ok now. i appreciated your help
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L service engine soon light, anti lock light, and tr VIN: 1G3NL52EO1
Hi guys, just want to thank everyone for their time. James and Steve were right I let my eyes play tricks on me, and I confused the service vehicle light for the service engine light, duh, causing wasted time for a different concern. Customer states he never n...
1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L Surge, CODE P0401A VIN: 1G8ZH528XX
Hi...First, for those did not remark, since we can update a post only once, I replied to myself, so read more then the open/update/fix if you want complete repair progress information... I waited a couple weeks before closing to make sure the problem was fix... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow).
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Engine shuts off
Thanks to all who have responded! I have been in touch with the operator of the car and he has no idea hen he will return for a repair visit. I'll probably see it when it comes in on a hook or when it is impossible to drive. Thanks again.. Marty.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L hood release VIN: WVWPD23B6Y
thank you to the iatn members for the responses. we were able to finally get this hood open without damage. here's the trick, if anyone else runs into one of these: lift 'firmly' on the passengers front corner, 'smack' the drivers front corner with your hand. ...
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