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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L turn signals VIN: WA1YD64B54
The turn signals work briefly. When selected, the green arrow in the cluster will blink several times during which the front & rear lights also blink. This is the same for both sides. When the inside arrow stops blinking (doesn't light at all) the rear light f...
1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Wont crank over VIN: WBADE6328V
Car came in with no start no crank. Reprogrammed and aligned to DME then car started. Next day the same no crank problem. We ordered new EWS control unit,reprogammed with AUTO-LOGIC and realigned. The next morning the same crank no start until uni...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4329W
I have a 328i that has a code P1519 stored. Oil level is full and have to drive a short distance to get code to reset. Mitchell does not seem to have any information on diagnostics for the code. Engine seems to run fine. HC emissions are failing smog but seems... Trouble codes: P1519 (Variable Cam timing VANOS)
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS module VIN: WBADN63423
Hey guys ... Check Engine Light, Traction Light, ABS Light all on. Baum gives 2 'faults'. Wheel speed sensor #214 and No-Descript #149(EGS). Tested all speed sensors statically and on road test. All have flawless output. Also cruise control inop. Batt. voltage...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L abs VIN: 2G4WS52J82
This vehicle has a code C1218 Pump motor open or shorted. We replaced the Lt front wheel wiring harness. (it was cut) We can't find a bad wire or a bad ground. I was wondering if there is actually an issue with this pump or we are overlooking something. I have...
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Ride Height VIN: 1G6CD6989F
Hello all, this is a continuation of a previous help request that I am still working on and IATN wouldnt let me update the request again. Please see the previous request for the gory details, but the short version is; Rear suspension sits very low. Compresso...
1985 Cadillac Cimarron 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6JG69P6F
This car will start then stall. After several attemts it will start and run fine. Shut it off and it will start then stall, sometimes for a long time before it finally runs. I can see the injector stop spraying before it stalls. I put a ign module in cause it ...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L a/c controls VIN: 1G6KS5289P
replaced compressor and have no power to clutch to control system have tried reprograming system and still no power
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Engine VIN: 1G6KD52B5R
This car came in no start- tried to start a few times and the starter (which was removed and bench tested) just groans hard and won't turn motor. Motor will not turn clockwise by hand either. It will turn counter clockwise completely through its cycle. It WILL...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L pump noise VIN: 1G6KD52B4S
well here is another one guys, i'm pulling out my hair. deville with a power steering noise. it howls and groans, it seems to subside when you turn the wheel, but makes good noise when just sitting idling, if you wiggle the steering wheel it seems to subside a...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
hey guys and gals, i've tested every fuse in the car and they are all good. i cleared the codes w/ the battery cables tied together, w/ a scan tool and w/ the dashboard controls and still no a/c clutch engagement...most of the time. every once in a while the c...
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 3GYFK66N94
thanks again, We have an Escalade (dive by wire) Intermittently when you take off it feels like your no even on the gas, but the gas is on the floor. No code. I cleaned the throttle plate & bore and it was ok for two or three weeks. Now it's back same thing. A...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L vtd system, codes VIN: 1G1JC5249W
Need some other brains to pick this situation over with me!!! This chevy cavalier came in on a no start situation. The problem is it wont start till around 10:30 or 11 o'clock am. Every day its the same like its on some kind of time... so you can see my fustra...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK19R4X
Main complaint hard miss and slow recovery time when entering from freeway on ramp at WOT at 70 mph or pulling trailer uphill. Engine will surge momentarily, cut out hard enough to shake the truck. After backing off, normal power comes back after about a half ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19T01
This pickup came in for a tune up. It was running ok but he wanted to get ready for winter. I changed the plugs and fuel filter. when I was finished it had a miss on number 8 cylinder. I shut it off and checked to make sure I had the wire on tight when I resta... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire)
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCDT13W82
The fuel gauge is not working. I tested the fuel level sensor first, 250 ohms. The gauge should be reading full. Using MODIS I read fuel level in the PCM datastream while I varied the resistance with a gauge tester. The fuel gauge never moved from empty, but ...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Blower Processor, HVAC Control Head VIN: 1GNDT13S73
Customer complains that when the HVAC system is in "AUTO" mode the blower stays on high no matter what temperature is selected. Blower speed can be adjusted via fan speed button, but this puts system into manual mode. Verified customer complaint. Went to blow...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L reverse VIN: 1GCHK29U43
when trans temp getts above 250 degrees and put in reverse the vehical will shut off. there are no codes. i'm not much of a tranmission person but i need to fix this one.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L knocking in rear end VIN: 1GNES16S13
at slow speeds there is a knocking noise in rear of truck sounds like somthing is loose.we have tightened all body dolts and all suspention bolts.we took out spre tire to see if that was it.the noise stays the same and has not went away.
2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LACKS POWER VIN: 1GNEL19X23
hi all, looking for some answers, 2003 cheverlet astro awd. codes p0101 and p0300, seem to be related, had some abs codes too ,no results, cleared abs and engine codes, still clear after several drives. concern is lack of power. goes fine on the flat. up to 65... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf performance), P0300 (rendom missfire), C0221 (rf speed sensor open), C0223 (rf erratic sig), C0227 (lf erratic sig)
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16Z74
Hi Chevy Techs, I have been helping another shop on this Suburban and there is another vehicle at another shop doing the same thing. Number seven cylinder has a misfire at idle. When you raise the rpm's to around 1500, the misfire goes away. If you go above 1... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0307 (Cyl. 7 misfire)
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.6L speedometer VIN: 1GCHK23D57
WE replaced tires with larger size and need to recalbrate the seedometer. we have tis2 porgraming capabilty. Thank You. Carrold
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L floors VIN: 3C3EL45X2T
hi, recently had convertable top replaced on sebring after replacing top having terrible water leaking problem after a good rain .back floors filling with water then overflowing to front checked drain plugs in rear wheel wells no blockage and also checked drai...
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L sway bar VIN: 2E4GP44R54
at slow speed going over bumps there a clunk from front of van checked struts bearing plates ball joints tie rod ends
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2C3JA63H05
Hello and thanks in advance to the Chrysler techs who see this. This 300C Hemi has 1 code, P0300 for random misfire. Code is not current. No fault freeze data shown on either of my aftermarket scan tools. But, fuel pressure is good at 63psi, I can scope the co... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L timing VIN: C0SD266055
customer bought the car and timing belt was broke, replaced timing belt and tensionor pulley. Vechicle ran fine, then noticed the headgasket was blowed, we replaced head gasket, had the clyinder head pressured check and cleaned, everything checked fine. got it...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1B7KC236XW
Hello need help with intermittent surge stall slowing down customer states rpm would drop down to o rpm and would have to feather throttle to pick back up may only happen one time then go 2weeks and start again and go away scaned code po121 was stored in histo... Trouble codes: P0121
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7HF13Z5X
The owner of this truck stated that it would just quit. I plugged in my scanner, no fault codes present. I evaluated each system and noticed that the timing at idle was jumping between 0 and 16 degrees. I assumed that the rotor was failing. I replaced cap, rot...
1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L oil pressure VIN: 1B4HS28Y6F
installed manual oil pressure guage, needle on gauge vibrates and at around 1500 rmp it will acutally swing from 30 to 50 psi back and forth constantly. Keeping exact pace with the needle is a small tick that can be heard and felt. Motor really runs nice, no c...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R52
Good morning every one. I have this 2002 Intrepid wich Came in with check engine light on and codes po442 small leak and po440 general evap system problem. I smoke tested system and checked all components and found no problems. Knowing commen issues with these... Trouble codes: P0440
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L fuel system VIN: 1B7GL12X92
Have changed fuel pump, have checked fuel pressure and flow, engine still wants to run very lean. Starts out at 4.0 voltz, and quickly goes to .75 on precats 02 sensors. I'm lost for answers, has anyone had this problem? Cannot get rid of the lean condition.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18DX3
only problem is engine light comes back on after a few miles have replaced the cat and the front o2 sensor all started when replacement engine (used ) customer says light was never on before Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 3D7MR48C45
This vehicle has an intermittent "jerk" when driving down the highway. I cannot make it appear on demand but can usually get it to show up at highway speeds and light acceleration while going up a hill. If it were a gas engine I would say it need some new plug...
1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15G8C
there is no spark the +wire to coil shows no power unless it is disconected vehical sat for 3 years
1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP64R3P
please help ford techs. this is the owners car. problem started over a year ago. car would stall coming to a stop, and would always restart. finally car would just smoke black out the exhaust and not run at all. i just started working on it again and im stuck.... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder identification fault)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Intermittant nostart VIN: 1FTNF20F3X
Truck starts and drives, intermittently will no start HOT ONLY , intermittently will run rough. aborts KOER test due to high ICP reading It is going to a "fail-safe" ICP reading even with key just on engine not running. So actuall is not available by PID When... Trouble codes: P1210 (injector control pressure high), P1284 (ICP failure abort KOER)
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L reverse only works VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
not a trans man so am having a hard time. using modis there are no codes and when you shift into reverse it works fine but then when you shift to any forward gear it does not do anything. customer said that they backed it around the building and when getting i...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDWX37F52
Hi Guys, I got this powerstroke with an intermitt problem. Customer says that after a short decel down hill, when he gets back into it a large cloud of grey smoke blows out. Seems to clear up and then runs fine. No rhyme or reason to it except usually after a ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNF20L03
Ok FORD SUPER TEC,I have a real drivability problem.This truck came in with the custermer saying that the tank was filled with diesel fuel.He took it to another shop wear they replaced the fuel pump,fuel filter,catlitic convertor,all [...],from the looks o... Trouble codes: P0155 (ho2 s21heater), P1409 (evp ctrl crt falt), 0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1460 (wot ac cut out ckt), P1747 (pres ctrl sol short epc ckt), P0443 (evap sys purg ctrl val)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W13
We've been chasing this lighting complain for a few months now but have been unable to affect a repair. Drivers report that sometimes during night patrol the headlights will go out. One officer reported the he was unable to get the lights to go back on by usin...
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Climate control VIN: 1FAFP59S54
Hi Guys I have this 04 Taurus that will lose heat driving after 5-10 min,Heater hoses seem to stay hot.No coolant loss passes head gasket test, Self test gives me a 024 DTC, not sure what that is alldata has no info on that DTC.Any ideas ? Possible control hea...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P54
The problem we have is that when hot it doesn't start very good, if it starts, it's running at 500 rpm and if you hit the throttle it won't rev up. it does this for 10-15 seconds and then ot runs fine. ICP lookes good. It does have a noise from the dual mass a... Trouble codes: P0336, P0341
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13V94
Hello All,We have a 04 Yukon with a p0442 .Truck has new dealer gas cap.Did preform pressure test and smoke test with no problems found.Fuel tank pressure reading is good @ 1.5V.Any ideas?Does anyboby know of any reflash issuses?Truck does has 2 freeze frame f... Trouble codes: P0442
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7651P
What I have is a little '93 Accord kick my butt. Thanks to all who read and help for starters. The vehicle originally came in for a surging idle with hesitation from a stop and stalling at a stop. The idle surge was repaired with a Fast Idle Thermo Valve(like ...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6653X
This car has a hard p1167 code. It will set every time the the car idles for 5 minutes. I have checked the resistance on the new OE sensor which measures at 1 ohm. It has a good clean 12v power supply from fuse #6 to pin 4 on the sensor. The ecm is providing a... Trouble codes: P1167 (LAF Sensor Heater System Malfunction)
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L rotors VIN: 1HGCG16522
Greetings fellow techs. I have a Honda Accord here thats giving me fits. The complaint was a brake pedal pulsation. What I found was there was a vibration when applying the brakes. The vibration is not a rapid vibration, but kind of a rotational deal, seems to...
2005 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L wheel sensor VIN: JHLPD78985
pulling hair out. have 05 honda crv 4x4 that has abs code 16-01 and had the sensor replaced. I disconected abs conector at computer & ohm checked the 4 sensors. left side had 3.4m on front and rear & right side was open. the next time I check it would change a...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJHW1742P
Hi All, got an XJ6 with problems. Original customer complaint was excessive smoking, said that there was a white billowing cloud behind him when he would drive. He took it to another shop first. The other shop replaced the distributor rotor (but not cap), s...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L HVAC control head and Radio VIN: SAJHX1744R
Customer states sometimes when starting, HVAC and Radio will turn on, sometimes wont. It does not make any difference whether it is hot or cold. Customer also stated that there are times that when driving for long periods of time, they may turn on or off. They...
1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJPX1848W
The driver's door key and keyless entry system doesn't work. None of the other doors will lock or unlock when the key is used, only the driver's door unlocks and only with the key. The remote actuator will unlock the trunk, however, telling me that the remote ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Blend air VIN: SAJEA01T03
This car blows cold air from drivers side vents but warm air from passenger side. All the information we have in Alldata shows that the blend door is common to both sides but there are two hot water valves that control flow of coolant to each side. One valve i...
1994 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4FT27S1R
guys, i just bought this jeep 2wd. while driving speeds 35mph and up, there is a rubbing/grinding noise and vibration coming from the center or rear of vehicle. the noise goes away while coasting. but even if you lightly accel it comes back. i cannot get it to...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58Y8S
this jeep went swimming in a pond, and i have had my hands full with elec. problems. the big one is the engine. what's happening is i lose injector pulse just after starting it, but not all the injectors. the vehicle will stay running for about 30 seconds befo...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GZ58S9V
After replacing the exhaust manifold (OEM) about 3 1/2 months ago the vehicle has come back 3 times with the same problem, engine has an unstable idle, runs rich, loss of power and ck. engine light on (P0171) after replacing the front oxygen sensor (2 after ma... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean)
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 8JEFZ235EW
please tell me what to do, i check all fuses, ecu power and ground all seem to be ok. Best Regards.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ58Y4W
Plugged in noid light on injectors and crank over it starts and dies after three seconds. ?
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, starts sometimes VIN: 1J4GW58SOX
Customer driving about 50 MPH and it just died. I have unplugged all sensors with five volt references. I followed trouble tree (got hit with a branch!) which led me to replace a bunch of parts - no change. When cranking, scanner will not go over 200 RPMs. Inj... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil 1 primary circuit), P0352 (ignition coil 2 primary circuit), P0353 (ignition coil 3 primary circuit)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L oil warning light VIN: 1J4GL48K72
Greetings fellow tech. Used vehicle checkover at our Ford dealer ship found leaking oil pressure switch. Replaced switch, customer or salesman experienced oil pressure warning light on intermittent. Road tested with Modis for 30 miles while monitoring oil pres...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L ride control VIN: SALMB11413
Good afternoon all of you intrepid Land Rover Technicians! I need some information regarding the CAN BUS as it relates to the air suspension system. I can clear the codes in the suspension system and then the compressor kicks on for about 20 secons and quits. ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86S64
first thing we did was retrieved dtc po22 engine camshaft timing over retarded. then checked oil level. engine hold 6.9 qts and oil level was 5 qts low. i assume this is why po 22 was set. topped off oil and road tested. oil light and c.e.l now off but do here...

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1993 Acura Vigor LS 2.5L Clutch VIN: JH4CC2367P
thank you very much for your time and help for my request,just like everyone replied dont need a special tool to separate trans from differential,8 mm bolt works great and pry bar thats all needed and it turned out to be an easy operation,appreciate all your q...
1985 BMW 524td 2.4L leaking VIN: WBADB2408F
GAWD what a POS!!! Sorry it took so long to reply as when opened up the worms crawled out. It took a new cam (flat lobes), there was no lift pump(had been removed). How it ran I really don't know. We added an aftermarket lift pump($100.00) and wired in a r...
1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L no start VIN: 2B4WN336EG
hwy everyone, i got her running. well, to all those who replied, thanks. turns out the EWS module was bad. thats the one that takes the 2 sides and makes them run as one. so, new module, and this thing will blister the tires! thanks again!! -mike-
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAV33431
Thanks to all that replied! I got an OE "B" sensor from another supplier, installed it and drove 25 miles to set all monitors. Problem solved! Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0365 (camshaft position sensor bank b).
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, NO CRANK VIN: WBADT43453
Sometimes when you get the ones that just don't make sense, its always something you don't expect. Such was the case here. After pulling my hair out, I decided to check continuity and resistance from the gear position switch (located on trans) to trans compu... Trouble codes: 083 (ECU Internal Error 4 --TRANS COMPUTER), 141 (ATS Signal Telegram error or no telegram --INSTRUMENT).
1985 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L Electronic Level Control VIN: 1G6CD6989F
Hello, we finally obtained a replacement ride height sensor and replaced it, no change in the condition. I am still working on this car and would like additional help if anyone has further ideas. The IATN site will not let me post an update so I am clos...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L coolant fans VIN: 1G6CD53B5N
this one is a fix . it ended up having both low speed and high speed relays . thanks to all who replied
1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L No Start, no pcm data VIN: 1G6KE54Y8X
Checked all grounds and powers. Performed voltage drop tests.Never could communicate with computer. Fuse would not blow again.Replaced computer and reflashed. So far all is well. Thanks group. Trouble codes: P0462, P0603, P1189, P1599.
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
2002 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Intermediate Shaft VIN: 1G6KY54942
The updated I-shaft eliminated the clunk. Removed entire column assembly with shaft still attached and changed it out on the bench. Used medical tape to keep steering wheel from turning (medical tape left no residue on column or wheel). Thanks for the advice.
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2GCFK29K1L
thanks to everyone who replied, several suggested EGR valve problems so I checked passage ways, valve, vac supply, and solenoid all were working. Coolant temp read 185 on scanner. After checking afew other things Iran some combustion chamber cleaner through it...
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 3.1L Condensate leak VIN: 1G1JF34T2R
Sorry to close this post so late, guys. I got a lot of really useful information, but I also found a ton of termite damage in the back of my house, so the wife's car went to the back burner. I'll re-post in the next couple of weeks with a fix. By the way, d...
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GNDX03EXV
The vehicle is finally out of my shop. We found a wire that pulled out of the map sensor plug. We repaired it and the idle stabilized. So I thank you guys for all the help. I really needed the extra ideas and appreciate them. Trouble codes: P0121.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GNDX03E5W
Thanks to all for the excellent responses. Coolant is clean, no intake leakage. I changed the low coolant sansor, again. Going from a SMP to a NAPA unit. Whether they are manufactured from the same company, I have no idea, but light is off and functioning prop...
1998 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Comunication VIN: 1GBGC24R3W
Well in the end the fix for this truck was human error on the inspectors part. We don't do state inspections here or this might have been something i would have caught earlyer. After reprogramming PCM, replacing PCM, multiple calls to various sources. This pic...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19W6Y
thank you for your replies we checked the wiring over again rechecked tps with scope no dropouts checked iat and evap vent sol did not find any problems at this time we drove vehicle over 100 miles and could not duplicate complaint so cust. is going to drive a... Trouble codes: P0122, P1122, P0112, P1112, P0446.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L engine area noise
I do apoligize for the late fix. This truck is finally fixed and out of our hair. The problem, which many suggested, was in fact the serpentine belt tensioner pulley. After removing the belt, we spun every pulley and even started up the truck with not one nois...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L transfer case VIN: 1GNEL19W11
Just heard back from our customer, he states noise is gone. we filled transfer case with bg synchro shift 2. customer is happy which makes me happy. thanks for all the help.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WF55K81
Well it's not very often that I get my butt kicked by something so basic. After checking everything suggested by my IATN friends I walked away from these Impala's for a day. When I lifted the fuel rail the next day I noticed quite a bit of carbon looking stuff... Trouble codes: 0300B.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16T03
Thank you to everyone that relplied. The fix was programming the Transfercase Control Module. We used our Flash 2 Unit from Napa to enter the TCCM and was able to program it. All is working good and another one down the road thanks to iATN. Steve
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L flywheel bolts VIN: 1GCJK39124
Hello, and Thank you to all of you that replied to my post. These replies gave me the information I needed. These flywheel bolts are not special. Now that we have removed the flywheel, and inspected the threads on the bolts and the crank, we found that no lock...
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L engine VIN: 1G1ND52F55
Hello,thanks for all the great replies.My vibration is gone!The replies talked about binding exhaust,body/subframe damage,torque converter,and the rest of the mounts.I tried the powertrain mount balance procedure mentioned by David from Pa.and noticed a lot of...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL45H6V
Thanks for all your help. It turned out to be a blown head gasket! The car did not show any signs of overheating. The resevoir was full and I failed to check the coolant level in the engine itself. I did scope the crank, cam and coil signals but none of them a... Trouble codes: 13 (MAP sensor), 51 (Lean), 66 (no body CCD communication).
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L intake VIN: 2C3HD46JXX
Thanks for all the help guys. The fix was a combination of the heater inlet tube "o"ring(under the lower intake and the lower intake gaskets. Again thanks for the help. Jack [...]
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L won't accelerate VIN: 4C3AU52N9Y
Well, this one was a good one! thanks to all that responded, got a few that said distributor problems are common on these, so I ordered one and tried it, not only did it not fix it but it got worse, it didn't want to start at all, these rotors can go on three ...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L engine side motor mount VIN: B61T599689
finally got the engine jacked up far enough to get it slid out. thanks for the help
1987 Dodge W250 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7HW24T2H
we found faulty wiring inside of the pick up coil, replaced with another new one, set air gap and fired right up
1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3XD64B7N
Hi, and thanks to you guy's that confirmed my thoughts about the faulty ecm. Replaced ecm and customer drove car out of here. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 21 (Top Dead Center Sensor), 22 (Crank Angle Sensor).
1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Temp Gauge VIN: 1B3EJ46X0T
There were really good replies and tests to be performed. Unfortunately this customer didn't want to spend any more cash on car. We strongly suspected the Body Control Module but weren't able to isolate without funds. Thanks guys.
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B4GP45R1W
Hi, First of all thanks to all who took their time to read and consider my post. All eight replies were valuable and helped me to come to a conclusion. First reply concerned voltage drops on grounds. Because of the intermittent nature of the problem, all te...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU16D15
Thanx again IATN!!! As most of you suggested the Map sensor was the culprit. Replaced and took care of both codes!! thanks guys! Trouble codes: P0129, P2174 (Low Air Flow/ Restriction Detected instant), P0300 (Random misfire).
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Electronic VIN: WD2PD14415
the fix was to replace a/c control head. I found if i removed the signal return wire from the pressure switch the voltage would increase with psi. but not if it was plug in. some thing in the control head was pulling the voltage down.
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Lighting VIN: WD0PE74507
Many thanks to those who replied, we went with an aftermarket light modulator, the lights are working fine now.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Air bag light,Brake light,ABS light VIN: 1FTNE24L7Y
Hello again.Well I went with a new ignition switch and a new lock cylinder and key.We drove it for a couple of days and then shipped back to customer.Customer called today and says all is well.Thanks for your time and input...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32F6Y
The reservoir was empty again Monday and wouldn't start. Added oil again and started. I think the Check valve is the problem because the oil pressure seems fine. Customer did not want to fix the truck at this time. He took the truck and said he would let me k...
1998 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKEL19WXW
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L Suspension VIN: 1GTEK14V54
24 out of 26 replies stated steering shaft issues. Customer is persuing this at the dealership level, due to low kilometers on truck. Thanks so much for the bulletin# and positive replies. Customer very pleased with the positive info. Abe
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L knock/tick VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
thanks all for help, oil psi ok, valve clearance middle of spec, retarded timing 10 deg- no change. boreoscope may have shown light marks on piston valve recesses, noise only heard under moderate accel, and only after runs at least 8 min, then comes and goes f...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L horn, parking lights VIN: 2HKRL1856X
Well, it was us. After dis-assembling again and very carefully inspecting the harnesses and all the connectors, we finally found it. The fuse/multiplex panel in the right kick panel was where the problem was. There are 2 green connectors that are identical a...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM85B73D02
Thanks to all who replied. You were all very helpful. I was finally able to get this car back into the shop. I replaced both the Canister vent solenoid and the Canister purge solenoid. I cleared the codes and went for a long road test. First I went to fill up ... Trouble codes: P0449 (EVAP Canister vent solenoid).
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