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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L ABS Module VIN: WBADM6349Y
This is my girlfriends car. She called me and stated that the ABS, Brake light and the DSC had just come on. When she got home the car cooled off for a bit then I drove it and the lights came on within a few minutes. When I got home I noticed the ABS Module an...
1995 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Starter VIN: 2G4WB52L6S
I changed the starter motor and nothing happend , I hooked it up to the modis and it didnt give me anything, i then realized the security light was on. So I ran some more tests. Long story short the security device wont allow this car to start. I need help ! h...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8K
Vehicle came in because it was "lacking power" after 2nd gear. Found OE wires, cap/rotor, fuel filter. Ended up replacing wires, plugs, cap, rotor, distributor and fuel filter and performed FI service with a Motorvac. Now the truck runs worse than ever. Initia...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: IFALP52U6L
Vehiclw was towed in no start...had after mkt key pad alarm which we removed..with key on eng off had injector pule light replaced ECM ...car starts and runs with foot on gas pedal only appears to be getting intermitant spark changed distributor, FP relay , co...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L system/ accumulator VIN: 1GKDM19W2W
Fellow technician guru's, this gm is blowing 65 degree air at idle and cruse. The pressures are 85/300 the compressor is on all the time, this is a CCOT system.The pressure never drops low enought to cycle the compressor. Keep in mind this is Arizona at 110 de...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L airbag VIN: IGKDT13S12
At times aigbag light on. When light is on no commnication with airbag module. Go to ipc module, code u1000 stored. Clear code at ipc and airbag light goes off, can communicate with airbag module now. No codes with airbag module. Drive vehicle for awhile and s...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L speedometer VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Thanks to all who might read this. I have a small repair shop in Waycross GA and do not have all data or mitchel on demand. I have a friend that does but he is out of town and it's sunday. My motor manuels on imports do not have and test procedures for speedom...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2ZU55P6W
This is personal vehicle. milage is mostly highway. Only thing a can give you is a detailed symtom. Traveling highway speed (55-60), as your just letting off accelerator, it acts as if you have a manual transmission, A hard decel. (first thought was TCC sole...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L headlamps VIN: 1MEFM58SOX
I've seen this problem on a few vehicles, however this is the first I've had to repair. When I start the car the and I have the headlamps off with the autolamp switch on( any position), the headlamps will flash until I turn on the headlamp switch. Then when I ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L engine/trans
Customer complaint of noise from under car. Raised vehicle to confrim rattle type sound from bell housing area. Removed lower cover to inspect flex plate and make sure torque converter nuts are tight, it sounded like a cracked flex plate, but no visible cracks...
2004 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T3VG3GH67
this is a brainbuster. it has a maint reqd light. we all know what thats for. however i have done all the maintenance to this vehicle, and i have reset the light several times. now, at 60k miles it wont turn off, and everything ive done has not helped. my thou...
2002 Toyota Hilux PU 2.8L motor VIN: JTFDE69680
I am in Honduras and I am rebuilding a 2.8 3L diesel motor and I need the torque specs for the head rod and main bearings and any other that I can find. thank for your help. I have volunteered to help a farm school for under privlaged boys and tec. help is all...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Shifting VIN: WBADM634XY
We performed a line pressure check on the trans and its ok, also the conector was ok. The transmission shifts through all ranges but not smooth. I am taking the car to the dealer on monday to have the programing checked on the tcm. It seems the only thing we ...
1956 Chevrolet 4dr wgn 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1956CHEVYW
Haven't fixed this one yet but got several helpful relies. Talked to tech support where the computer was reprogrammed (had vin.# to access GM data). Will update once I've gotten back down there to look at vehicle again. Thanks to all who responded, Kenny Trouble codes: P0560.
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L Engine VIN: 2G1WP14X1P
I wish to thank all of those whom replied so promptly. It seems as if though the method of removal came down to a "split" decision, as there were about an equal amount of those saying out the top, or those who said out the bottom. I decided to drop the tran...
1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Unknown
thanks for the tips guys, we drained the oil(to put in thinner stuff to make the knocking sound a lil louded) and in the process a couple chunks of metal fell out, turn out to be the a bearing from either a rod or a main, so he is lookin at low mileage junkyar...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNFK16Z93
Thanks for the great advice offered. Most of which said to replace the compressor and follow a TSB #03-01-38-019A which also refers to TSB #01-01-39-003A . I elected not to install the "in-line filter" because it calls for cutting the high side aluminum li...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L anti thieft VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
Thanx to everyone that responded. Just got it back from the dealer. $599.75 new PCM. I let the smoke out. I'm not happy. I won't be jumping any more wires. More research and ohm checking. Someone buy me out, I've had enough fun.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Temp. Blend Door Actuator VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
Thanks to all that replied.Most commented on checking for good Voltage at the O2 Heater curcuit.That was very close.I had good Voltage at the O2 Connector (C171) for O2 B1S1 on Pin 1 (RD/YE) on the harness side,but what I didn't have was a Ground,Pin 2 (RD/WH)... Trouble codes: P0135.
2005 Ford Ikon 1.3L Cylinder head VIN: MRTA5UA378
Got the valve clearances from a local contact. Set the timing using a dial gauge and timing wheel. Thanks all!
1996 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTEK194TE
Well thanks to all who replied. You made many good suggestions. It turned out to be the ign switch. It had a parially corroded term. It would not supply voltage to the ecm during the no start. I replaced it and the customer has been driving it for two weeks wi...
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L No Start
it turned out to be nothing more than a battery problem replaced it and had no problem since thanks for all your help
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L trans. case VIN: 1J4GZ78S9R
The viscous coupling was the culprit. One tech said to lift one wheel off the ground and use a torque wrench on a wheel nut to turn the wheel. He said it should turn with 45 ft/lbs torque. I tried it and the wheel turned, but VERY slowly.I swapped out the coup...
1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1J4FY29P2X
Scoped the TPS sensor and could find any glitches. I road tested vehicle several times and could not reduplicate problem. Once again it was like the problem had disappeared. I followed through on several pieces of information I gathered from the forum archive... Trouble codes: P0203 (Injector circuit cylinder 3), P0122 (TPS signal low).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UF11E2P
Well, not a whole lot of help from IATN this time. Iconnected the MODIS up to it and watched the live data. I kept thinking that it acted like tps was unhooked but it tested good. As I accelerated slowly, tps percent was rising and looked good. I went back to ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C180 1.8L starting system VIN: WDC2030352
Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this car,I decided to err on the side of caution and suggested to the owner to take the car to the local Benz dealer,I havent heard the outcome, I will post further info when I recieve it. Regards Ron [...]
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L ball joints,tie rod ends,idler arm pittman arm VIN: 2MEFM74W2Y
the fix for this one is a relative who is a lawyer,& small claims court. being a mechanic myself,this kind of dealer activity is deplorable. sometimes i wonder if i should have stayed working at that place,now i'm glad i quit in 1982.even if a customers car is...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEHM75W93
thanks again all antitheft had injector pluseoff ford store replased ecm reprogramed pats thanks if i can ever help give me a shout
2006 Other European 430 Challeng 4.3L Engine VIN: ZFFEX63X00
Thank you all so much for your input. The vehicle is currently not repaired, but in conclusion, the next step is an exploratory tear down, and until such time as we figure out who is paying, that wont happen. I have long ago stopped the charity work. As per th...
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L steering VIN: JT2BK18U43
Hi everyone, I'm really sorry about not tending to this sooner. I really wanted to hear back from our customer on this issue so that I could give you all a definite answer. Alas, no show, no calls... Many of the replies aimed toward the Electri...
2001 Volvo V70 2.3L Safety VIN: D512072761
This vehicle is fixed as far as the customer is concerned SRS lamp is off,SRS module and download corrected lamp being on,,had to cancel codes individually on Vida to be able to perform reload to SRS mod due to sticking of AUM,not sure why that is going on,as ...
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