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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBABJ7334X
Hey all and God bless IATN... Customer had this towed to the shop after he left the road, got stuck, turned the hazards on and left the vehicle. Tow truck driver jumped the car because the hazards had depleted the bat. Anyway, the car won't idle. Seems strong ...
1986 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G6JG69WXG
This car is killing my mind! It came in 2 weeks ago. Hasn't left! It has a closed loop surge that will cause engine to actually die. The O2 voltage shift is slow. When in .900 range, the pulse width steadly drops waiting for the O2 responce, that doesn't happe...
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L air bag light on VIN: 1GNDV03E42
The air bag light is on, and I cannot communicate with the air bag module.I am assuming the module is the culprit, as I have power and ground at the module; my nephew wants to buy a module on Ebay ($25 verses $150+ for new). Will this work on this car, or is t...
1991 Dodge W250 5.9L Steering box VIN: 1B7KM2685M
Hello fellow tech's, This is my truck which I bought new. At first it would have no power asist when cold. It started in cold weather (around 20 Degrees) After a few minutes of driving it would start working, It got progressively worse so I replaced the power ...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing belt VIN: 1FTRC10A2R
i got this beauty on the hook with the timing belt broken. of course, the guy was screwing with it. my problem is that i don't have the cam synchronizer positioner tool. is there a way to dial the synchronizer in without it? thanx for any info!!
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic trans shifting VIN: 1FALP57U8S
Sometimes starts in higher gear and fails to upshift and or starts in 1st andupshifts but never gets 4th gear. Tcc engages.Patched in three color coded #24 bulbs into all 3 shift solenoid circuits in order to observe solenoid application under actual driving c...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission shifting VIN: 1FALP52U1V
When driving the car, it will sometimes shift threw the gears correctly, then other times it will not shift out of first into second. Also when driving along in overdrive, transmission will sometimes down shift into first or second for no reason. I'm not a goo...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPXO44KA
HI guys this is the first time I have sent enything in so here we go. I have a 04 ford F150 4x4 5.4 sohc that miss,stumbles & stall seting codes P0340&345 cleared well run good for second the run bad and stall replaced both cam pos. sensors two times ,engine w... Trouble codes: P0340 (po341-), P0341
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CK58W81
On 12/6/06 vehicle was brought in to specifically address this problem: No TSB's this YMM in M1 or Alldata, although the 98/99 had a TSB for ABS pump running continuously, which I believe the fix was replacing ABS Module w/a 2001 Module. Searched IATN & found ...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78S6T
This vehicle was towed to shop. Unable to scan for fault codes. Scanner will not communicate with vehicle. Tested all voltages & earths to computer. Tried replacement ECU. The engine cranks over, there are no signals or waveforms from the crank or cam sensors....
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDB2304751
The problem I have is the system will work while driving and not shutting off the engine all day.But if you shut it off and let it set for a couple of mim. it will not work and you get a low supply pressure code.If you shut it off and let it cool over night it...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6858X
hi all subaru tech, engine came in overheat, found high hc in cooling system, replace headgasket, pressure test & resurface cylinder heads, cylinder block slight wrapped, just on the border of spec. (still within spec) customer decline replace block, so reinst...
2002 Toyota Avensis 1998CC 2nd gear engagement stalls engine VIN: SB153BBN00
If any one has experienced this problem before and can throw any light on the subject or can indicate how I can get hold of a schematic for the PCM (I believe transmission & engine in same ECU), I would be extremely grateful. Thanks in advance. Mike [...]
1991 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFA21G2M
This car has us pulling out hair out. If it was a cat, I'd say it just wants to crawl off under a porch and die peacefully. It originally blew a hose on the highway, overheating the head and requiring a new one. A reman one was ordered from Cylinder Heads In...
2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2KB470X3
Good Morning VW techs! Here is one to think about over your morning coffee. Please review repair history. Customer has a well maintained VW EuroVan that is used as a daily driver as well as the preferred camping vehicle. He pulls a pop up camper trailer, not t... Trouble codes: 17748 (camshaft position sensor g40/ engine speed sesnsor G28 incorrect correlation p1340-35-00)
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Part failure VIN: WVWSR61J24
This is a high mile one owner car. This problem started to occur after the recall for the EGR cooler and pipe. It seems the updated cooler has changed the tension on the pipe and creates the failure. Any thoughts on a possible fix would be appreciated.

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2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Steering VIN: 1GCEG15W72
Thanks to all who replied. We installed another new Delco gear box and it fixed the problem. Delco said it would most likly not be the gear box due to them building them to specs but they were wrong. The dealer told us we could try a different "winter" powe...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56FXV
One again iATN save my day. Thank you so much for everyone send time ( espcially for us time always valuable ) to read my problem and share the knowledge. Coming out the intake gasket at the bottom at #5 cylinder cracked and slided out of it place, like everyo... Trouble codes: P0305.
2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L 4wd system VIN: 1B4HS28Z91
This one is fixed, We ended up replacing both the 4wd electric motor and the 4wd computer, We had replaced two 4wd electric motors and both went open circuit, We warrantied the dealer electric motor and purchased a new 4wd computer. We think that the 4wd compu...
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L horn VIN: 1B3ES26C72
Thanks to Lee, Glen, Brian, and Wayne for information sent to me. With that information I will be able to repair vehicle. Customer took vehicle and will bring back later.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA524XY
hi,thanks to all for the replies.On this vehicle i have completed the TBS valve cover updated,intake gasket,bolts reflash etc 1 year ago.the root of the po171 po174 was the lower intake runner shaft or housing was worn, and there is no lower intake avilable na... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L fuel gauge reads emp VIN: 1FAFP55271
the vehicle came in and it was not acting up. I checked the flex fuel mod. pins . then it started to act up and the orange /limegr wire started grounding.. I replaced the flex fuel mod. Problem fixed. Thank you to all replied! The pids where as follows w... Trouble codes: 460 (fuel level circuit fault).
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Tail & brake lights VIN: 1GMDX13E23
Thanks to all who helped. As it turned out there were 2 problems with this car. First we found an intrmititant internal open in the turn signal switch. We found it by removing the rear tail light circuit boards and loading the circuits up with a headlamp. Afte...
1995 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1GM235XS
several replies stated to recheck timing marks. customer decided to forgo repair until later date. I guess I'll have to wait until later to see if that will fix the vehicle.
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: GC8-037046
Sorry for not coming back to everyone who replied sooner but, due to prepping several rally cars over the last three weeks for the seasons opening event, I have only just stripped the engine. As most people suggested it does appear that there has been a slight...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L heat VIN: 4T1VV22E9L
first thanks for all the help took t-stat housing off to look at impeller i said you can't see the impeller from here removed water pump ... and ... sure enough there was noo impeller i wounder why the engine didn't over heat cool weather i guess THANKS
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