Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 11, 2007
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
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L abs VIN: WBABE5323R
This one is very intermittiant. It has logged brake pos sensor error. We replaced it and still ABS failures over time. Error occurs when just driving with no pressure on brakes per customer. Any common problems on these cars that I should know about? How do ...
View
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L left front turn signal VIN: 2G4WY52M8W
We diaged this problem through the aldata diagnostic chart. no left telltale on dash and no front left turn signal rear is ok. Same symptoms with hazard flasher. We first justified the wiring from the DRL modlue to left frt signal OK, then checked for switchin...
View
1998 Dodge Caravan 2.4L guages, gauge lights, odometer VIN: 2B4FP25BOW
Gauge lights flicker bright to dim. Odometer flickers bright to dim separate from gauge lights and intermittently drops out completely. Gauges (not gauge lights) also drop out intermittently on their own. Decimal point in odometer blinks on and off intermitten...
View
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L starting VIN: 3FAKP1134W
hello, this vehicle came in with a no heat problem. What I did to fix it was open the radiator while it was running and fill it up slowley to get all the bubles out, then the heat started working. A few days later the customer came back with the same problem. ...
View
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L manual 1st VIN: 1FAFP34301
overhauled this 4F27E trans. It came in on the hook so no road test was possible before repair. The clutches were all burned. The diff was destroyed, and the pump bushing spun out, all due to abuse from being stuck in the snow. After overhaul it has no apply i...
View
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Starting VIN: 4JGAB54E6W
Car towed in crank does start, no run. Car had a jump start the night before, started and ran fine. The next morning started but would not run when igntion went into run position. We found a bad battery,replaced it-cranks starts runs a few seconds then dies i...
View
2000 Mercedes-Benz S320 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2200652
Hi everyone, This Merc came to me with the MIL on and the code P2034-L5:cam signle imlausable. stored in the computer. As I have little experiance in late modle mercs, could anyone please give me some hints on where to gao next.The Symptoms are as follows:- 1... Trouble codes: P2034
View
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L PCM wiring ? VIN: 3NICB51D22
Customer with a "service eng soon" light on brought car to the Nissan dealer,after their diagnosis she was told that they, the dealer, plugged in a new PCM, which did not resolve the problem, they then told her that it was a wiring problem that could cost upwa...
View
2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Fuel & Temp VIN: 3G7DA03E43
Fuel and temperature gauges both not working, stuck past max position. Simple - new cluster, until installed. ABS & Trac lights were flashing and chime sounding. Scan test - no communication with ABS module. Looked over truck and it does not have ABS - I almos...
View
2000 Saturn SC2 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1G8ZR127XY
We now have this Saturn in the shop with a clutch that does not release fully. It feels pretty normal, but releases only partially when the clutch is fully depressed, and grabs fully about 1" from the floor. Someone has already replaced the Clutch Master cylin...
View
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRB69M21
Acts like it wants to start but cranks and no start. Every few revolutions you can hear that it is trying to start. We replaced the battery due to the low voltage problem these can have and still nothing.
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 Audi A4 2.8L cruise control VIN: WAUGD28D0X
Great responses in timely fashion...Thx to all... this is one of the best tech resources going...Cruise module was fix, many nailed it on the head. After ck-ing cruise switch to make sure 'on' ckt wasnt falling out when 'set' was pressed, and ck-ing vac. pump ...
11
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L4S
Seems to stall about time it goes into closed loop then wont stall untill you let it cool and restart.pcm has been replaced w/reman by another shop.I did unplug pcm still no sig. out from ICM. Checked wires and connecters from ICM to pcm no problems. I am chec... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam/crank error).
11
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L cluster/starter VIN: 2G1FP2265W
thanks to steve this car is fixed, i did not realize that fuse 9 was even invloved with the issue. i had thought that i have checked every fuse 3 or 4 times but that just slipped right by the test light. good thing is that this car belongs to an employee so no...
3
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FACP54Y7M
still have not fixed vehicle. Checked all grounds that I could find - especially around battery. installed known good ecm, no change. got ahold of known good relay control box will try that next. Sorry i didnt have better news. I still have a few replies that ...
20
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L MIL Lamp on, P01414 VIN: 1FALP54N3T
Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies. I will summarize this as briefly and accurately as possible. Basically, there is a bunch of grounds, called 'power grounds' coming out of this Ford PCM. Seven of 'em altogether, at pins 3, 23, 24, 51, 76, 77, 103. There is a ... Trouble codes: P1414.
6
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L air intake VIN: 1FMZU73E9X
sorry to get back so late but i actually forgot i had this still open. i replaced iac and problem solved and thanks to all. greg
13
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52U12
I want to start by saying thankyou to all who replied. Although the tech had checked powers and grounds he ran a separate power feed to ecm and vehicle started right up. Traced through wiring harness on drivers side of vehicle and found a partially corroded ap...
13
1988 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED634XJ
Most of you told me to check the main relay. I did this and it was corroded at the contacts. The customer had me replace it but it hasn't gotten cold enough to tell if it is fixed or not. Thank you for all of the replies and I hope this works
25
2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Battery VIN: 1G2ZH54875
Hi to all, First of all, i would like to thanks everybody to help me to resolve this weird problem. Finally we found that the battery drain (about 125ma.) was caused by the trunk key signal switch locked to the ON position (pin no.4 of BCM connector C1, tan ...
3
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1VS29521
As many guessed...it was the coils. There was no external indication of failure on these coils, no cracks, no burn marks nothing. The wires also looked very good, but on the advice of several responders I replaced them also. In an effort to save the customer s... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
8
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next