Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 18, 2007
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(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
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on,Limp home mode VIN: WBAFB3353L
Hello,this x5 has gone into limp mode twice in a couple of months for the customer,(when cold) and sets code 02-pressure actuator 2... The car has not acted up for me,the circuit checks out ok,I replaced the pressure actuator,no results,the car still very infr...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC12441
good day to all, this car has been a problem for about 6 months. on short trips after engine has reached temperature, when you turn the car off it will not re-start. when you twist the key, nothing has power, no dash lights, no starter click. after waiting abo...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCHK23182
hi everyone and thanks in advance for any help. this is my truck and i am just getting it on the road after purchasing it as a roll over builder. i have a low fuel light on and a code p0463 for fuel level error. snap on modis shows 99% for fuel level and if i ...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX25G6N
this vehicle hase a zf s5-42 5spd trans.we are hearing a loud rattling clunking noise at idle coming from the transmssion.the noise appears when vehicle is does not sound like bad bearings,you can not hear the noise when will stop when the cl...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530T
thanks in advance for your help. we are not sure what ford is looking for on this one. power and ground good. ohmed wires to pcm (ok). replace vmv and checked all hose connections. we don't see anything else in this system. tell me if i am missing something or... Trouble codes: P0443 (check vpwr ckt voltage)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FALP52UXV
the car came into the shop with a very loud whining noise typical of a power steering pump when you would turn the wheel it would get louder. we first bled the system and that did not help so we replaced the pump and resevoir with an aftermarket and then bled ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L obd11 monitors not r VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Thanks a bunch for any and all replies. vehicle came in running badly with alist of dtc's. po171 po174 po401 insuff. egr p0402 excessive egr p1518 imrc stuck open p1000 obd11 moniters not run/drive cycle not complete,two times. I replaced dpfe valve and... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
came into shop with a code history of po302, p0307, p0308. popping in the intake and missing badly under accel. had recent tune up incl. plugs, wires, fuel filter. found #2 plug electrode melted, and compression 0. oil in the cyl did not bring up the compressi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Hello, I have this low mile F350 crew cab, that was parked outside for about a month here in Oregon, when it was tried to start, it acted like it was flooded or something. It would barely run trying to get the RPMs up, and then it died. It hits occasionally wh... Trouble codes: P1294 (open in high side circuit bank 2)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1723Y
This truck had the classic problems. Lean codes, broken pcv tubes. Replaced pcv tubes,checked intake for leaks with smoke machine, no leaks found after pcv hose repairs. Checked fuel pressure 35 at idle and 2000 rpm. Volume is good. The baro pid is below 157 a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank-1), P0174 (Lean Bank-2)
1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1868T
I am dealing with a high mileage vehicle that keeps setting an egr flow code. The system works electrically and mechanically. If you lift the egr valve, the engine stalls. The system functions normally. The egr passages seems to be clean. I performed a motovac...
1996 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GTDT19W6T
I have A 96 GMC sonoma that will not shift into 4low it shifts fine from 4hi to 2wd and vice versa. When I press the 4lo button it just blinks at me. I have tried a couple of flow charts and found I have no outputs from the tccm to the transfer case. I do have...
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W7Y
hi techs,the problem is an intermittent misfire.has code po300 for random cyl.misfire.always starts right up & idles fine but if idle raised between about 1000-2000 rpm you can usually feel it misfire,sometimes barely sometimes alot.the same is felt while driv... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 1HGES15521
Customer came in with airconditioning compressor always running, and cooling fans always running. If pressure switch is disconnected fans shut off and compressor also. Otherwise same problem. Replaced controll unit, checked all grounds, refrigerant, loose wi...
2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle control VIN: KMHFU45E13
This XG350 is having throttle problems. It will go in "limp in" mode for the electronic throttle reducing speed to 20kph. Sometimes if you just shut off the engine and restart the will drive okay. We attempted to duplicate the problem by wiggling the ... Trouble codes: P0225 (TP or APP sensor 3 circuit problem), P1151 (ETS main accel position sensor 2 fault), P0227 (TP or APP sensor 3 circuit short/low), P1152 (ETS sub accel position sensor low)
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F2W
The 98 Marcedes stalls cold when put into gear.There is, No codes, good fule preasuer 59psi, no vacume lecks. Has rough idle when comming to stop or putting into gear all the time. Cousteumer states " started after filling up" All sensors look to be working no...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM62W7T
A regular customer referred this troubled-car to us, we had not seen the vehicle (or its owners) before now. It cuts out and bucks on light accelration, such as going up and over an overpass. If you kick it down out of overdrive, you are excellerating to hard...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L day time running lights
Hi i am having problems finding the drl on this canadian model.alldata shows a relay and a module in the wiring diagram section, but other than that makes no mention of the system.The problem is that both headlights work fine on low and high beam. but with the...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L unsure VIN: JN1CA21D5S
I bought this Nissan from a customer It has alot of miles on it but still a good runing car.There is a terrible noise and vibration on the passenger side that sounds like you had a tire blow out and the rubber hitting under the fender. Another way I can discri...
2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBJN32172
I have a toyota tundra that sets these two codes about every three weeks(p0300,p0301).The truck apears to run well and the owner said it never misses a beat.The only thing i have noticed is that on decel from about 2500rpm to idle the engine seems to run rough... Trouble codes: P0301, P0300

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L tire wear VIN: WBABS53443
Thanks everyone! After digging and reading a lot, I've come to the conclusion that it ain't supposed to be that way. I sent this customer back to the dealer armed with useful info and get the problem handled under warranty and try to get tires as a bonus. It i...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L engine VIN: 1GBKC34F8V
Thank you for sharing your experiences with me, I will start shopping for a replacement motor first thing monday morning. The rest of the vehicle is in great shape and I got it for a real good price (now I know a possible reason why) If I'm lucky I won't need ...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15W6Y
Thanks for the 12 replies.I discovered a P1631 VTD Failure code after the VCM replacement.I never had this before so I believe the VCM was the original problem.After replacing the VCM the van acted the same and would'nt start.I did'nt immediately check for cod...
2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1CHCS1BW02
all i have read about the injectors on this vehicle says that they have problems. gm even has a special additive for them. there is a tsb extending them to 200,000 mile warranty. replies i got included relearning crank sensor, checking maf performance, and sti... Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L forward gear engagement VIN: 1B7HF16Y0R
Everyone told me what I knew it was but hoped it wasn't: the transmission and/or torque converter is cooked. I had hoped that it was a transmision control problem due to the fact that the vehicle would operate normally for a while when shut off and then re-sta...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall
other tech in the shop routed the coil feed wires next to the exaust manifold with melted and were shorting out. i cannot believe i missed this one thanks to all who responded
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
I have to say thanks to everyone who responded. Dan from Texas was right on the money.It just trough me off because I was figuring that if one side of the coil does not fire than the sister cylinder would not fire . I was wrong.Also the plugs were soaking wet ... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accumulator springs VIN: 2FMZA5141X
This is an AX4S. Thanks to the 3 who replied! The colors were not visible(remanufactured trans), it was quite obvious how they went once I studied it. The light smaller diameter spring did go in the 3-4 accumulator. I just wanted to be sure, way too much work ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17262
For some strange reason or a another the computer is the problem i have installed a new one the the truck is repaired thanks for all who help.
2005 GMC W5500 5.2L No Start, Hard Start VIN: J8DE5B1675
Internal problem inside the injection pump, not sure if it was a defective fuel pressure regulator or some other problem in the pump. I will post an update when I get the final information from the diesel injection shop. Return fuel flow from the cylinder head... Trouble codes: P0405 (EGR Position Sensor out of range history code), P0400 (EGR Flow Excessive history code), P0234 (Excessive Turbo Boost Pressure history code).
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26761
finally got a tc from a local dealer and checked the cmps ckt,all the tests passed indicating a bad sensor.replaced sensor and reset ecm. there was a tsb on this engine for camshaft endplay must be under .05 or the cam sensor ckt may have intermittent/no signa... Trouble codes: P1259, P1362.
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU42F01
thank you all tech help me this problem .after 4 times inspected again again . found that t. belt tensioner pulley has 2 small holes those 2 small holes must go down and try to get as far as to right side so t.belt can be tight . fixed this problem. thank you ... Trouble codes: P1191 (limp home valve system fault), P1195 (limp home valve tps 1 volt), P0300 (ramdom misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0303 (3 misfire), P0301 (1 misfire).
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L 4wd indicator VIN: 1J4GL58K83
Thanks to all that replied,as someone had suggested fix turned out to be the position switch that screws into the top of the transfer case.
1995 Kia Sephia RS 1.6L wipers VIN: KNAFA1210S
I have not 'fixed' the car. Thank you to the three that replied. The suggestions were possible wiper motor shorted internally (to ground), and possible wiper switch. I have to close this by saying the customer opted to permit wiper motor replacement as a 'most...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L alternator VIN: KNDUP13172
Thank you guys for taking time to reply.The fix for this charging system problem was to install an O.E. alternator and belt from the dealer.We read the TSB on ALLDATA before replacing the alternator the first time.The TSB calls for the alternator,a longer belt...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
Sent car to dealership.Customer had purchased two new tires at Sam's club.Same brand, same #'s, same size,BUT the word high-speed.These two tires were 3/4 inch taller.Auto Traction was being applied.Tires, with auto-track, must be within 3/8's in. same size.Di...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L converter VIN: 1YVGF22C8X
I want to thank Richard ,Dan and Terry for their time and help. The customer refused any furthur repairs after I quoted him a price for Torque converter.I beleive Richard was correct and the springs broke and jamed inside the converter. The reason it was engag...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Horn
Well I had 5 replys, after I updated info to the proper year,two of the replys said the 1991 500SL didn't have a horn relay.Which they were right,it would of helped me fix the car because the power wasn,t getting to the horn button.I found that the customer ha...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WDBUF70J63
thank you very much to everyone who offered help, especially to Vince [...] who offered this, 'check the transmission fluid for traces of coolant. the rads are known to mix the coolant with the tranny fluid causing the lock up torque convertor clutch to bi...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Lites VIN: YV1VS255XY
Hi and thanks to all ,we have replaced the bulbs with oem. And have not had a problem, if it does come back one of you suggest a fix that Volvo has that add's a resitor to the head light wiring. Thanks Again
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next