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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for August 4, 2007
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Help Request Answers
1991 BMW 525i 2.5L Right/front door VIN: WBAHD531XM
At first, front passenger door wouldn't lock at all. After investigating the mechanism, I was able to get it to lock from inside with the plunger, but it wouldn't with key in handle or through central locking. Seemed to be a problem with the bellcrank mechanis...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Shifting VIN: WBADM634XY
tcm had no stored codes, seems to shift ok if done by driver. if left in D it will shift hard under light throttle and shift all gears before its up to 30 mph. torque convertor locks up. if taken up to 60 mph vehicle will drive ok until throttle is given to it...
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Radio VIN: 1G4HR52K7W
Hello fellow Techs. I have a locked (LOC) radio. My local dealer is closed and I cannot get code for radio. I just put a engine in this car and would like to return to customer.Does anyone have a way of getting code?? I got the first 2 codes out of radio first...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L lose pedal VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Hey guys i got an abs problem on this vehicle. We had the vehicle in for some normal brake repairs. We put on new brake pads and rotors and calipers. The vehlice seem to operating normally during the test drive so I let the vehicle go. The next day the vehicle...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L anti thieft VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
!!HELP!! This truck came in for a fuel gauge stuck on full. I jumped the sender wires at the tank to see if the gauge would move. I must of jumped something wrong. I blew the, (I think?) #10 (7.5) fuse and now it's stuck in anti-thieft. I had the battery disco...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Timing VIN: 1FTNF21LXE
Hello and thanks for taking the time to read my help request. This is my own truck that I bought not long ago. It sounded like the timing chain was hitting the timing chain cover and I noticed where someone had tried to patch the timing chain cover so I bought...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Hello to all the good IATN techs out there! This is my first experince with a no start on a Ford PATS system. As stated in the repair history this van would not start/crank after the owner replaced the battery and its been sitting around collecting cobwebs eve...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L charging light VIN: 1FAFP53U81
this vehicle has a charging system problem,at intial start up the alternator is not charging and there is no battery indicator,but if you raise rpm and let vehicle return to idle the alternator shows charging about 13.50 with a dim battery indicator showing,re...
1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L all shifts VIN: 1GKFK16K8S
I have now been trying to track down this problem for 2 months. Thankfully I have at least been able to track it down to the speed circuit instead of trying to figure out where the problem is coming from. The problem is not easily discernible while driving (a...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHDN45D61
car runs fine, then bucks engine like flickers and cuts out it starts back up then acts up again came up with P0081 but have no imformation on it,along with U3118 and c0300 according to alldata they are undocumented codes can anybody help or steer me in the ri... Trouble codes: P0081, C0300, U3118
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJNX2745S
We have this 96 jag xjs 4.0. Came in for a crank no start. So we cked for codes, found non. We started checking injector pulse and found non. While we went to inspect for spark the car started on us. While runing it had a miss on #4 cylinder. The miss was diag...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Stall VIN: WDBHA28E1S
checked for codes, none stored. checked for vacuum leaks, none found.have had problems communicating with computer, using snap-on scanner.
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1EJ01F9P
How do I check the Mass Air Flow Sensor on this twin cam VTC engine? This car has intermittent rough idle. Sometimes 3 cylinders are almost dead only at idle. All injectors (that I can touch) are clicking. I know it needs an O2 sensor but it will do this even ...
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D94
Hello fellow Nissan Tech's. I have a 04 Sentra SE-R Spec V here that is having some difficulty's. Has very poor idle quality, and will at times stall, i replaced the crank position sensor for the crank code that it was throwing and that code has not since came... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300, P0171 (bank1 fuel sys lean.)
2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ3
Hi, all members: I got a 2003 Porsche Cayenne with engine MIL on, I used PIWIS to read DTC, there were: P0011:adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank1-signal implausible P0021:adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank2-... Trouble codes: P0011 (adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank1-signal implausible), P0021 (adjustment of inlet camshaft in relation to crankshaft bank2-signal implausible)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Acura CL 2.2L No Start VIN: 19UYA1240V
Thank you Alex.Sometimes you have to step back and take a breath.Tech(?)missed a ground on intake.Said he put the bolt back but couldn't remember anything comming off?
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban LT 5.7L Front End VIN: 1GNEC16R7V
Thanks for all the help guys. I tried everything you guys posted but nothing fixed this thing. The owner's going to get rid of the stupid thing. thanks again Mike
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L ignition switch VIN: 2B3HD46R04
the vehicle had a pcm that was shorted to ground inside on that circuit this was caused by faulty aftermarket stereo installation.
2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L No speedometer, no upshift VIN: 1B3ES56C34
Hi and good Saturday Morning to all. Got to shop and found 6 replies to the 04 Dodge Neon. All suggested test the connectors for bad wiring. Hooked up ohm meter to female connection and up wire about 2". Open!! Cut off and disassemble, found wire broken at top...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L blower VIN: 1FTYR10U02
Keep in mind that we were never able to duplicate the fuse failure during multiple efforts to retrace the many suggestions given and our own repairs apparently were in vain. Customer replaces fuse daily and we never have to.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L central timer VIN: 1FTRX17W83
well guys, jim confirmed what i found out last night after i got through sending this message and reading my tech mail. i had left my vantage hooked up while i decided to ask for help. when i got back. the the draw had dropped to 2 milliamps. i had spent about...
1995 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Misfire, computer interferenc VIN: 1GKFK16K8S
First off I'd like to say thank you to everyone that replied. Even though I have not yet fixed the vehicle, I feel like I have learned a few things in the process. The AM radio trick is awesome! I now have one in my toolbox for the next time I need it. I tried...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S54
Another amazing sucess story. When I posted this help request,it was Friday 5:00 PM,and the car had just been towed in. I had diagnosed it down to a no spark condition and also had a code for crank sensor. I was starting to pull the front cover to acess sensor...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCA39DXG
Hello MB Techs The fix on this vehicle was that # 5 injector was not spraying fuel properly and the injector seal was not sealing either, therefore replaced air distribution hose on left bank, injector seals and holders, clean injector #5 and the car ran ver...
1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L clutch switch VIN: HGSL30L283
Thanks for all that replied, i fixed a key off draw from a alarm system, as well as replaced a switch plug on the brake pedal bracket, and noticed two other plugs missing. one on the brake pedal and one on the clutch pedal, so i only asumed that the one on the...
1989 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.3L ground strap VIN: 1G2NE54D5K
Never did find the factory ground strap. Some members wrote that I could put my own ground strap on the vehicle; I knew that, but I wanted to find the original strap put on at the factory. Consequently, I got a grond strap from the parts store and put it on t...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT3VN39W6M
thanks for all the ideas. rechecked toyota tps o.k. check backpresurre & vacuum o.k.,thought i should see what o2 is doing, at start up showed .3 volts read & steady , after few minutes showed 3.2 volts? restarted & showed .3 volts for a few minutes. replac...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V3X
IT'S FIXED!!! it did indeed turn out to be the erg vacuum switch. thanks to all that replied, and special thanks to all that nailed this problem on the head. it pays to have a collective of automotive technitions on hand! IATN rocks! Trouble codes: P0401.
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