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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18291
This is the fifth 2000 or newer vehicle I've seen with a P0420 code after replacing stock converter with a remanufactured converter. All converters replaced have had good emissions numbers as in this one which happens to be a ULEV. Prior solutions to the low e... Trouble codes: P0420 (Low catalyst efficiency)
1991 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, NO FULL POWER VIN: WAUDJ54AXN
Cannot accellerate under high load or high RPMs This is a 92 Audi but IATN database does not recognize a 5 cylinder engine in 1992 so we listed it as a 91. NO turbo. When on the highway the customer cannot get much power. It seems to be ok at low speeds-idles ... Trouble codes: 1111
2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54B5Y
I have looked over what I could find in the fuses and relays according to what Alldata was telling me to check. I do not deal with these vehicles very often and this problem is new to me. As I am not sure exactly what is causing the problem. I do not just want... Trouble codes: P1411 (secondary air injection fault), P1423 (secondary air injection fault)
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G4GD2213S
the car has a slight misfire under load and hesitation. ign module was put on helped some with the hesation but it was still there. i put a cam sensor in no change but now when i go to start it. it will stall. i try to start it and about 3 times it will start ... Trouble codes: P1670 (quad driver 4)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Accessories VIN: 3G5DB03E22
Happy Memorial Day guys!Here goes this one-the vehicle was towed in Friday with a no start/dead battery complaint. After an automatic charge sequence with my Snap on D-tec I found the battery to have only 157 cca's available so I replaced it with a new Delco b...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L SRS side airbags left/right VIN: 1G6KD52Y8V
Cadillac men... I have a 1997 DeVille with Side Airbag Malfunction codes B1147 & B1148. Very intermittent and I have nothing to go on. My iATN search turned up nothing and scan data on Mastertech,Mentor and Modis have nothing to offer.GM has a "Product Safety ...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c compressor VIN: 1G6KD54Y6V
thanks for the help folkes I have this deville with a full a/c charge that cycles clutch on and off intermitantly under load . also while crusing a/c begins to get cold and then cycles off. we see no problems with the system other then this tnanks Tim
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: W06VR52R9W
missfire codes #1#2#3. also, codes had been cleared recently. changed plugs which had oil on them due to leaky valve cover gaskets (cust. does not want to spend $ to replace gaskets) cleared codes and still miss and light on immediatly. checked codes, got miss... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303
1988 Chevrolet Camaro 5.0L Stall VIN: 1G1FP21E2J
My problem wiht this engine is it will not idle most of the time. Will start run for a few seconds and then die. No change when holding throttle open slighty. Will Idle if you add slight amount of propane. Will idle everytime when map sensor is unplugged. Inst...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L hvac VIN: 1G1YY2384L
when car is started at times the control head display shows dotand two dashes,fan blows out the defroster and there is no functions.once by unhooking the neg battery cable i was able to make it operate.mostdata does not show too much about this system.tried to...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L First gear VIN: 2G1WX12XXS
You guys have helped tremendously in the past, hope you can on this one . We had a 95 Monte Carlo with a bad DOHC 3.4. We also had what we thought was a 96 Monte with a bad body but a good 3.1. Nobody bothered to check the VIN, turned out it was a 97. Disc...
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L speedodometer VIN: 2G1FP32K0W
now is my turn, i hook up tech 2 to see any code, no code, i take the vehicle test drive and watch the speed of the vehicle, computer show me how fast the vehicle move,i did check wiring system and do component test,no sign wiring problem,i try replace the com...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Automatic transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W91
Is there something I'm overlooking? Any help would greatly be appreciated.
1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L MIL Lamp on, fast idle VIN: 4C3AU52N7V
Thanks guys,to all who reply. car came in idleing @2500, seemed to be an iac.Customer wanted an iac and tune up.Did that. car runs better,but at 3000 rpm.IAC checks out fine.tried to scan. no communication with scanner.(genisys)scope on tps looks fine.tests on... Trouble codes: N/A
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES42C3S
thanks for any help ya can give me gyus this car over heated i replace the head and timing belt the car start and run good after it gets hot will not start then ck engine ligth turn on code p0118 engine temp sensor high i relace sensor clear code same problem ... Trouble codes: P0118
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L asd relay VIN: 1B4GPS4R5T
vehicle has no spark or injector pulse. asd relay is not sending voltage to coil.
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Inst. cluster VIN: 2B4GP24GX1
Not sure where to start on this one. When you start the vehicle it has no cluster display at all. Once you move the shifter into reverse, or any other gear, the cluster lights up. It does not display the correct transmission gear , it simply lights all of the ...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L hydroboost VIN: 1B7MC3364X
This particular vehicle has been a nightmare on its own. The problem started after replacing a faulty/leaking power steering pump. After driving the vehicle 5-20 miles the front brakes will lock up. We have check all pressures and bled the system correctly to ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF2369X
vehicle back in with code 35 open in speed sensor signal, sensor ohms good, found a broken wire in the loom someone along the way has but connected back together, reconnected wires and tape up, now signal is working but will only go to 2 volts ac and stay ther...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Stall VIN: 3B7KF23631
This truck initially came for a check engine light along with intermittent dieing, scanned for codes and had a P0216 injector pump timing failure, we tested fuel pressure at idle and it was alittle low 10 psi, at 2500 rpm it was 6 psi, we replaced the lift pum... Trouble codes: P0216 (injector pump timing failure)
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L No communication VIN: 3D7ML48C86
I have an 06 Dodge Ram 3500. It is my personal vehicle. The problem is that the snap-on scanner with the 7.2 version software and the otc scanner with the latest software and latest update off of the internet will not communicate with the PCM but they will com...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP15J1S
This car has me pulling my hair out, so here it is. This ford came in with the MIL on and a stalling / hesitation problem. I scanned the computer and got no codes? I thought I might have been my scanner so I started to do some checking. I went right to the com... Trouble codes: 111 (system pass)
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA31X3V
This van is rough idling, like missing one cylinder. Vacuum guage shows steady at 18 in (idle), but at the tail pipe end, you can feel the sucking. Seems like burnt exhaust valve, or leaky exhaust valve. Scope reading shows normal ignition pattern and injector...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L noise VIN: 3FAFP15P7W
Thanks to all in advance for your help. What I have is a very well maintained '98 Escort Wagon w/ a SOHC 2.0l. The customer came in with a complaint concerning an intermittent "rattle". The vehicle makes the noise more often "cold" in the morning but will make...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L4X
We have a 99 F 150 with an intermitant A/C problem . Usually after a long drive 20 miles or so , it will start to blow warm air a/c charge is good and if you turn the truck off it will start working usually again and its very hard to get to do it but definatly...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L seat belt pre tensioner VIN: 1FMZU72E82
on 5/31/2007 the truck cam in the shop for air bag light. we scaned the vehicle found code p2292 that same as be for tested the vechile is is showing a problem with the front pre-tensioner. but we just repleced them. i am not shure what the reason the light is...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L abs VIN: 1FTNX21F12
Hello everyone. I have this super duty with a brake problem. The right front wheel is stuck. I pulled it down and found the caliper pistons move one at a time. but you cant push them both in. I removed the brakfe line at the hose and the pistons push in normal...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMZA51433
hey all, we have a tough one here! vehicle originally came to us from a local dealer who could not seem to fix the problem. originally it had an abs light on and brake warning light on. the dealer had replaced brake shoes, drums, master cylinder, both rear abs...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTNX21L03
Hi Everyone, Need some Ford help today. This truck came in for e-check failure, slightly high HC, but it had been run on the dyno when the preferd check in ohio is for a computer check. After checking I found that the O2 sensor monitor had not run after 600 re...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU185X5
hi guys, i need a little help on this one. this expedition came in with lean exhaust codes. freeze frame indicated codes set at idle. i couldn't find any vac leaks but replaced intake gaskets anyway. no good...(should have known better). fuel trims are very hi... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174
1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L poor power VIN: 1GTHG35R0X
this van is dangerous while entering traffic.In the service bay,it labors to increase rpm during snap-test.ignition scope shows lack of fuel at that time with fire line peak as high as kv volts (different cylinders at times). maf hz=25-26k. @ idle,increasing t...
2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L srs system VIN: 1HGCG56491
hello everyone.we replaced the clockspring on this vehicle because the horn didn't work and the srs light was on (Code 1-1).now we are trying to erase the code for the srs and all-data says you need a special jumper wire to do this,and only the dealer has it h...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L upshifts VIN: SAJDAO1C8Y
Hello; Car was originally brought in for MIL codes 171 and 174, running lean banks 1 & 2. Any ideas on this? However, I am writing to get ideas on shifter that will not come out of park, occasionally. After much tugging it will eventually come out. Problem is ...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FJ78S2T
Vehicle came in on hook (no start) found o2s wires around driveshaft, repaired wires and repl asd fuse vehicle now runs and runs good but has P-0443 purge solenoid code always, replace solenoid, no help, have 5volts on pink wire but does away when activated an... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L blower relay VIN: 1JGW58S8XC
Hello everyone, We replaced evap core 2 weeks ago. Customer came in last week with no blower operation. We tested power and found resistor to be bad. Replaced, worked fine for about another week. Now back in with no blower operation. Any ideas and where to che...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L a/c temp VIN: 1J4GW48S33
hey guys and gals just emailing to see if anyone can help with my wifes 03 grand cherokee. the a/c is no working properly vent temp is 65 line pressure are 30 and 190 in the bay with no fan in the front. the dealer replaced h valve and evap temp sensor last ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
First time user so bear with me. Engine overheats (gauge pegs and light comes on)in short period of time. Replace thermostat and bleed air from system at bleeder hose near master cylinder. Two DTC's P1285 (cylinder head over temp) and P1299 (engine over temp) ...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 320 4.5L Alternater VIN: 17585095S9
wend i got the car tow in the alternater was dead put new one was runing good for like 20min the power start going down from 14.4v to it die, i put one more alternate because i sed maybe this one was bad got a new one i also go a new voltege regulator because ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cruise control VIN: WDB2100552
the cruise control wont work & am hoping someon ahs some ideas. it has a new stop light switch which I know is a common failure. this is a drive by wire system & has new cruise control switch fitted. information is pretty scarce & I hope someone can help me
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBJF0VA49
Hello Euro techs- I have a problem child here that I may have created for myself. This vehicle came in with a P0170 Fuel System Malfunction stored in memory. The customer was also complaining of tappet noise. We corrected the noise problem by replacing the ca...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L clutch VIN: J65GXYF148
Good day to all on iATN. A/C clutch is totally inop, I read one code, b1227, outside temp indicator temperature sensor. The thing is, in the same CC module data I see the sensor is reading two degrees off. Can someone please explain this DTC? I have read all ...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L cv joint VIN: 4M2DV1115V
I am replacing the left outer cv joint boot on this Villager. If anyone has any tricks to getting the cv joint apart I'd be obliged to them. The axle is in a vice on a bench and I have been using a good, solid brass punch and a hammer to no avail. My previous ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L battery light VIN: 4M2ZU86W72
Vehicle was purchased with battery light on.Alternator looks new,we have put two alt.and ecm on.Wiring checks ok to ecm.I wire 0v. KOEO 12v KOER reg.plug disconnected.KOER charging voltage at all three wires(14v).Identifix could not help.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN1DA31D82
Hi, Have a doosy here, vehicle is a 2002 Nissan Maxima 3.5. Have no spark on cylinder #1. There is no pulse to coil. Checked continuity from coil to computer on signal wire - 0 ohms. Visually checked reluctor rings on camshafts. Checked ring on torque converte... Trouble codes: P0301
1977 Other European Silver Shado 412CID Mechanical VIN: SRE2616600
car came in with brake fluid leak we added fluid and went to find leak pushed pedal boost light came on and brakes locked up released at right front caliper and all brakes released started car and brakes lock up tried bleed procedure no luck please help or exp...
1991 Other European turbo R .0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: SCBZPO3A6M
Bentley gurus, HELP. car ran sweet after plugs and fuel lines and filter were replaced, filer was plugged badly. both fuel pumps are running and has a volumn of approx 1 litre in 10 seconds of pump operation. the next day owner parked for 15 minutes and came o...
1970 Pontiac Catalina 355CID Brake pressure VIN: 252390E636
Ok i don't understand why i'm haveing such a problem with this super simple brake system. I have replace master cylinder proportioning valve, wheel cylinders, and hardware as well as pads and shoes. The car came in with no brakes i mean NONE! replaced all abov...
1996 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDU06E7T
Hello Group, This Trans Sport came in a few weeks ago with the MIL light on,They had stopped at Auto Zone to get there codes pulled for free, they found no communication at the data link connector .The fuel pump/fan control relay 1/data link connector fuse, ... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap system purge no flow), P1655
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Fit & Finish VIN: WP0AB298X6
I need to remove the drivers airbag for a safety inspection. I see a single hole at 6 O'clock on the back of the steering wheel and silver trim covers at 3 & 9 O'clock on the front. do these pry off ..Please let me know so I do not damage anything...thanks
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU54F32
I checked all powers and grounds to BCM.Symtoms are as follows,dome lites flash and flicker,headlamps flash and flicker,instrument cluster guages work then don't work,security light flickers not flashes,shift lock will not release,tailights flickering,front ru... Trouble codes: U1064 (bcm data line lost)
1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Stall VIN: JF1GF4356X
Hello there. I've got this subaru here that starts then dies about 5 sec later. Scanned system and only got a knock sensor malfunction code whitch I guess has been there for awhile. Noticed that while watching the air flow it did not show any air flow. I unplu...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JF1SF65572
Customer came in complaining of hesitation, uneven idle, intermittent loss of power. Road tested vehicle everything ran great, no hesitation or loss of power. Check for codes none found, however when watching datasteam on OTC Genysis noticed I would lose data ...
2005 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L #5 Cylinder VIN: R243FF35CD
OK we are really scratching our heads on this one!? We have good compresion on all cylinders and good spark on all cylinders fuel and injector pulse aswell we arnt to familar with these motors or cars but the car runs pretty consitanly with a miss and sets a p...
1985 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AW15C1F
Thank you in advance. This MR2 has an erratic idle problem. Sometimes it will idle at 900 rpm, sometimes at 1500 rpm and occasionally it will surge between the two. The surge usually happens after cruising for a while and coming to a stop.It starts and drives ...
1987 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L no power cold VIN: JT2EL31GXH
Hi All: This one has been dropped on me from another shop. It bogs at cold accel for about 5 min until it warms. Timing is bang on, secondary is good. Compression good. It acts like not enough "choke" or an egr slightly open when cold. It will idle fine but if...
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L shift points are high VIN: JT2SW22N4M
On test drive car would not shift. On inspection plastic speedo gear was gone. Replaced speedo gear and replaced oil seal ring on intermediate shaft. Fluid was dark but not burnt. All clutches looked good. vss sensor putting out square wave. solinoids all clic...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1NXAE048XS
never had this problem with timing belt installation before. car came in on hook aug 05 with 132000 miles. broke timing belt. replaced belt with gates belt. tensioner pulley smooth and spring at proper length. may 7th 2007 car came back on hook. now has 156000...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K5X
The custoner states some time after the car accident repairs the ses light came on and stays on. She took car back to bodyshop. They said there work was done properly and the damage was not into the filler neck, tank or the undercarrage. Owner takes car to ano... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP vent system problem)
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: KHKDJ90WGJ
hi fello toyota techs : this vehicle came to our shop with a blue smoking problem.This is a diesel motor that would start and send out a very rich blue smoke then the vehicle while diving would send out some black smoke then idle rough and cut out, the vehicl...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L steering VIN: JTEGH20V73
Hello all have a real night mare. 03 toyota rav four the car came in with both rack bellows full of fluid customer has been adding fluid for some time also added honda fluid? replaced the rack , problem still there no p/s when the fluid gets warm, Replaced the...

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1998 Acura TL 3.2L ignition lock VIN: JH4UA3645W
Justin and David nailed this one. I got too technical right off the bat, but we learned about the system in the process. it appears to be somewhat of a common problem for the lock assembly to dry up without periodic lubrication and not allow the removal of the...
1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Convertible top VIN: WAUAA88G2W
Well gentlemen this one looks fixed. I had the vehicle back today for retesting. I found an intermitent problem with the trunk lock. According to the manual the trunk must be locked in order for the system to function properly. I was able to get code 01099 bac...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L dash VIN: WBADD6327V
Because of the fact we have diag, the problem to the center dash control head, this car hasnt been completed to my likieings, The problem is I can get the head but because of the the factory reset, I cant reprogram and so I wont know if its working great for a...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBADD6328W
Hi everybody. i fixed it. When i mentioned about the fan clutch feeling loose i had said that i remembered other bmw's feeling that way. Well apparently i was wrong. i ordered a new fan clutch to compare the drag and it was much tighter than mine even cold! So...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L dsc VIN: WBADM6348Y
first of all thank you very much to everybody that took their time to reply. decided to replace the dsc control unit , reset codes and cleared the light. we got another happy customer.
2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L restraint syste VIN: 3G5DA03L06
This customer has chosen not to spend any more money on this problem. I had some suggestions from others of things to double check, including a possible faulty SDM. I did not have any proof to confirm this. I had the Tech 2 telling me that the new SDM setup wa...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2GCEC14K9K
Hi guys thanks for all of the replies. most of you were correct in suggesting to check the front flex brake hoses. installed two new hoses and this fixed the pulling problem. problem was caUSED FROM THE RIGHT HOSE BUT I REPLACED BOTH ANYWAY.
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Accessories VIN: 1G1JL1245V
Thanks everyone for your help. I checked the ground wires under the battery tray. Cleaned them and reinstalled. Still had the problem. Checked other things and still have not been able to fix it at this point due to time. Thanks again.
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEG15W8Y
most of you said fuel pump I replaced with gm unit now pressure will not drop when cranking and fires right up this is what I thought but showed so many other things that could cause this I wanted another opinion iatn is the best thanks to all
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L ac/compressor VIN: 1GNEK13T5Y
I have found out that there was a problem with the orifice tubes plugging. Replacement of the compressor, orifice, and good flush. thanks.
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L ABS Traction Control VIN: 2G1WH55K81
I would like to thank Gerry, Donald, Doug and James all for their input. I had tried almost everything you all suggested and nothing had worked. There wasn't any harness damage or wiring problem, but thanks Doug and Gerry for the advice. Also there was no prob...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L transfer case VIN: 1GNDV03E32
From our research we found that there are no parts available from the manufacture except for the rear unit. If the problem is in that (basically just bearings and a pinion gear) it can be repaired. If the problem is in the main unit it has to be replaced. None...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GCHK23265
thanks everyone, the fuel pressure regulator was it. the wave form was obvious when we watched it on our modis. not to difficult to replace. removed alt & a/c. thanks again. iatn has never failed me.
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2C3ED56FXR
I want to thank those of you that replied to my request for help, I regretfully have to close this plea for help because of a time issue, Must relies stated about everything from simple tune-up to fuel rail leaks. But subborn me still cant get the fact I have ... Trouble codes: 66 (loss of buss communication from bcm to pcm), 36 (loss of communication bcm to heater control head).
1996 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Won't set monitors VIN: 3C3EL55GH0
Well thanks for all the replies and I'm sorry it took so long to post a fix. The battery temp sensor read in spec and the fuel system stayed in closed loop. We replaced the pcm and drove the vehicle and the monitors passed. Thanks for all your help.
1999 Chrysler Concorde 3.2L steering VIN: 2C3HDY6J1X
Thanks to all replies, replacing the rack fixed the problem, many suggested the rack, some tech suggestions were to check for liquid (water) getting into the rack and inadvertently causing a one directions lock, another problem is when replacing inner tierods ...
1988 Dodge D100 Custom 5.2L a/c VIN: 1B7FDO4Y3J
IATN is the greatest! It's the least expensive tool in my tool box! Thank you to all of you who replied: Mark, Paul, Stephen, Robert, Larry, Robert [...], John, David, William, Dave, Wayne, Terry, Glen, Robert, Denny, Bob & Christoper. If I missed anyone, I'm s...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Transfer lines on the rack VIN: 2B4GP2433T
Thanks to Jon from Georgia I was able to get the lines I needed to repair the power steering rack.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L delay wiper VIN: 1D7HU18N94
2 people suggested changing the BCM, on this truck the instument cluster acts as the BCM which sends commands to the FCM (front control mod attached to underhood fuse box)I had already tried changing all 3 of those parts, Gilbert [...] was the closest, I insta...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
a big thanks to all who replied. as many suggested we did try feeding propane all around the intake plenum while monitoring fuel trims, to no avail. we ended up outsourcing to a neighboring shop so we could use their lab scope and were able to determine that w... Trouble codes: P0304, P0171.
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Sorry for the delay. I wanted to make sure that this help request had a definate fix. As I stated before I am embarassed to report that my tech's missed a very low oil level. When brought up to it's proper level the problem disappeared. I still can't believe t...
1993 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
This is not a vortex engine or a throttle body engine. After cleaning injectors twice the gas mileage improved and the rough idle became intermittent. Re scoped everything and found o2 sensor was reading rich at .8v and would not change if I pulled a vacuum ho...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Thanks to all for your professionalism and help. After many hours following the leads provided by IATN members as well as recommendations by Jasper, it has been concluded that the unit Jasper sent us has an internal defect. They are sending a new one and payin...
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, WHITE SMOKE VIN: JNKAY2109T
Well seems that after 3 different Napa brand mass air flow sensors a dealer part did the trick!!!Car runs great now THANKS to all that replied Trouble codes: P0100 (mass/volum air flow A circut).
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JT8BL69S31
Thanks for the replies. I took all your advise, and my final conclusion was that one or more of the injectors were leaking down. Roberts idea of pulling the fuel pump relay to kill the motor when hot, and seeing if the problem was gone, gave the best results, ...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NA3530T
Needless to say if you have a scope PLEASE use it. On this particular case it did not show up on the scope because the coil was arcing internally causing spikes to the computer which we did find with the low amp probe on the power wire to the coils. I believe ...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDBCA3907G
turns out i recieved a bad ignition module, exchanged the old one and put the new one in and the car fired right up! thanks for the help guys!
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33G0X
Thanks for the help, the customers total lack of faith and trust in apparently anyone not of his culture resulted in him requesting his car unrepaired so he could tow it to the nearest dealer. NOT A PROBLEM, we didnt need the headaches and accusations. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0136.
2006 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L Lght in the dash
Thank you for all your help the customer had to take off and bring the vehicle on another day. 3 days later I called the customer and he said the light went off by itself. Yesterday the car came in and we put 2 more tires on and test drove it the light did not...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1N4DLO1D3Y
yes it was 1.5 lb not 1.5 oz my error. i recieved 4 help mail & i did do what was said. bottom line i could not fix the car the right way but i did ad an extra relay to power the a/c clutch. a/c blows cold. thank you 2 all for the help.
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power windows VIN: 1N4AL11E03
Used reset button to let the window memorize where the up position is. Thanks to David [...]
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G3WH52HX1
Well I got a lot of responses, but the problem never happened again. I ended up cleaning/tightening all pcm grounds and returned it. We will see what happens. Thanky, Thanky, Thanky, Paul.
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G2WP14X5M
Thanks for everyone that replied. Unfortunately we have not been able to fix this Pontiac yet but are still working on it in the shop. Good thing it is a good customer of ours and he said keep it as long as we need it. I would especially like to thank Chris,Le...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1G2NE55D7S
Thanks to all who helped and sorry 4 long post time...Per many replies I rec'd...swapped 1/4 and 2/3 injectors and problem moved to cylinders 2/3...replaced all 4 injectors and runs well. Did ohm test all when hot and symptom occurring, none shorted...?? Withi... Trouble codes: 65 (Injector error).
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E0Y
We are still waiting for the customer to come back to town, at that time we will try the suggestions. Thanks.
2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Front differential VIN: JS3TX92VX2
The fix was fairly simple. I pulled the differential out and initially didn't see much wrong with it. When I looked closely at the gears I could see a strange wear pattern. I then sent it to a differential shop for a possible rebuild but it turned out a remanu...
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBFG1C9W
Most of the replies suspected a problem with the ecm and this may have been caused by some voltage spike from jumping or charging a dead battery. This could very well have been the case. We did replace the '109' relay because the contacts in that were faulty. ...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWG561JO1
Thanks to all that replied.We replaced the air pump hose that was broken,there was really no way to check the valve at rear of motor on exhaust could not find a vacum hose going to it.Cleared codes and delevered car to customer to complete drive cycle.Car came... Trouble codes: P0411, P0606 (PCM processor fault).
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9603W
Morning everyone, I think I have this one fixed, the car had a new gas cap on it and I began to wonder if maybe he had driven it with the cap off for awhile. I asked and he said that his son had lost the cap and drive for a few days without it. I assume this i... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak), P0455 (evap large leak).
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