× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for July 10, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9645V
Hi guys. Acura comes in due to overheating concern. Block tested and found faulty head gaskets. After replacing vehicle will crank and not start. Checked for and found good injector pulse, but no spark. I've got constant power and ground to the coils, no trigg...
1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUCB28D3W
i cant find any kind of boost sensor in the computer, i have vag com. i think it must be a fairly common problem as i have 2 customers that have not complained but their cars are slower than most 1.8t that i work on. thanks for your help. chris Trouble codes: P1557 (charge pressure deviation intermitent), 17965 (charge pressure deviation intermitent p1557-35-10)
2006 Audi A4 2.0L front pad hold down clips VIN: WAUDF78E66
I never did these brakes. They two large bolts that hold the caliper to the spindal. And it looks like two alan keys that hold onto the bracket. My question is about the outside clip, some kind of spring clips. How do you get them off? Thanks for your help.
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 4-5 shift VIN: 5UXFA53512
I have a 02 X5 setting a trans code 55,fifth gear error.also sets po735 after enough drive cycles to set in obd system.When test driving vehicle,trans shifts 1-2,2-3,3-4,4-5,after about 10 or 15 seconds,drops from 5 to 4,code sets and message comes up,trans fa...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L lr speed signal VIN: 3G5DA03E53
Code C0046 for Left rear speed signal performance. Sensor resistance in spec. @ 1125 ohlms. Spining the wheel the sensor creats over 100 mv. checked the jumper harness from sensor to under body all ok. check resistance from there to the pass through connector ...
2001 Cadillac Catera 3.0L radio,fuel door,trunk VIN: W06VR54RX1
Customer came in today stating that, his wife was driving there car today and it just shut off on her. The car started back up and they continued driving. A little later they noticed that the radio wasn't working along with the fuel door and the electronic tru...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L 2-3,3-4 shift VIN: 1GTEC14R2V
After o/h, no 2-3 or 3-4 shift. Modus and Tran x show proper commands to trans. Could not achieve 3rd or 4th with Modus or Tran x. Unplug case connector and unit is in 3rd gear (failsafe).Installed reman valve body with no effect. So at this point I know 1st a...
1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L no odometer VIN: 1GCC51449W
originally i had [...] on odometer and a complaint of the odometer flickering on and off and reading 0 all other gauges work correctly and no codes present (that i can access through my solus) I swapped the cluster out with 2 known good clusters both wer...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC124X1
Has anyone ran into this problem before?? Please let me know what to do, I ahve run out of options at this point. Thanks in Advance for all your guys help. If you guys have any Ford, Volvo, Saab, questions just ask. I'm a Ford Specialist, and my other partner ...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L steering VIN: 2CNDL63F85
hellow to all. our equinox makes a knocking noise from under the dash when driving on rough roads. we first thought it was the steering shaft but after replacing the shaft the noise was still there. this does have the electric power steering unit under the das...
1990 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C4GY5436L
I have not been able to duplicate. Problem occurs at times after driving 40 plus miles. Tach goes to zero when engine stalls so I have focused on ignition. Engine starts back up pretty quick. This has one of those optical sensors in the distributor but is very...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KC26C4R
the problem is when the vehicle sitts over night it may start with a little cranking, but if vehicle sitt a week or longer cust must pump primer many time to start. when running it will start everytime that day and seem to have plenty of power. i seem to think...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L fuel gauge
wiring checks good continuity
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, High Idle VIN: 1B7HF16Z7Y
Customer states when vehicle is cold, intermittently, the idle will rev to approx. 2000 rpm then fluctuate between base idle and 2000. It will do this for 1-2 minutes, then be fine as it warms up. Vehicle also has a surge with cruise control at 65 mph, uphills...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L windows, hvac, VIN: 2B8GP54L71
I have had this van in and out for the past year. Customer complaint is that the windows, Blower, Radio dont work for the first 5 minuts. Or until she drives at freeway speeds. She can also get everything to work if she turns on the rear wiper. I have duplic...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Accessories VIN: 3D7LU38C74
hey guys i,ve got here a 2004 dodge ram one the instrument cluster intermittently the guages drop the cel,abs, and brake light flash. any of the above mentioned things can happen together or seperately. also sometyms when the left turn signal is on the right i...
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GZ58275
four ho2s codes keep coming back, followed tsb 08-034-05 procedure. still the same problem. suspect g109. unable to locate ground point. neither mitchell or alldata show its location. please help. scan data shows 2.5+ volts getting to b1s1 ho2s return circuit ... Trouble codes: P0031 (ho2s heater circuit b1s1), P0037 (b1s2), P0051 (b2s1), P0057 (b2s2)
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVLT22B8T
Hello fellow techs,this FORD PROBE was towed to our shop,cranking and no start,fuel pressure was ok,cranking vacuum was also good,but the spark plug wired were in bad shape,i was getting good spark out of dist cap, so got a new motor craft plugs and wires,also...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU24XXV
customer had misfire code 3 and 6 replaced coil wires and plugs themselves. now car for last two days took 15 mins of key cycling to start. off to start. car cranks the whole time but no start. as of now can not duplicate problem. everything else checks out Trouble codes: B1352
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FTYR14XOX
customer is complaining of a poping noise over small bump (parking lot) and @ low speed (15 ta 25 mph) i can get it too make the noise @ same lot & cant hear it @ highway speeds the noise sounds like the gm itermediate shaft no grease cond.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 shift motor VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Hello all, This F150 is giving me fits;got a code p1815 (tran 4wd mode select sht gnd) as an ondemand code from the gem module but MOD seems to have let me down here,no info.that I can find. Also there are GEM codes in memory P1832 ( see service manual) and p...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F72
OK, here's one that's givingme a headache. Truck was towed in for a no start, checked fuel pressure- 60 PSI. Hooked up scanner- VPWR-11.6 volts, RPM 180, ICP 262. Fuel PW 5.034, Vref-4.99. I saw the low ICP readings and took a gamble and put an IPR on it. No c... Trouble codes: 1211 (Low ICP)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73W82
Hope you Ford guys can shed some light on this one. It missfires under load on highway but shows no missfire counts or codes. It will also stall at idle after warm. It idles fine and then just shuts off. Starts right up and may not do it again for several minu... Trouble codes: 1336 (crank sensor circuit)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hello Ford Techs. I have an electrical short in this truck that kills the battery in 4 hrs flat. I have disconnected everything I think would affect this problem. I've connected my labscope in series on the negative side on the battery post and battery cable. ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L vibration VIN: 2FTRX17W53
Hi all need help on this one. This truck came to us with the trans cooked and almost locked up. We replaced the trans with a rebuilt unit complete with torque convertor. Since replacement the truck has a vibration that can be felt throughout the truck. The vib...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L dome light VIN: 2FMZA50493
Hi Ford guys, This one has me puzzled. The light on the dash lights up as if a door was open, however, the dome and the cargo lights do not come on. They will turn on manually at the light switches and the dimmer switch. There is 12 volts at both pins 2 and 3...
2000 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GKDM19W8Y
this truck came to the shop with a hesitation problem when idling or at a stop. We found out that whenever we disconnect the purge solenoid, the engine runs normal. So i disconnected the purge line to the purge solenoid and it has regular gas in it. So i chang...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKYF185X6
As the engine gets to operating temperature, I get a very noticeable loud tick noise. I cannot pinpoint exactly where the noise originates from, it can be heard in the oil pan as well as the valve covers. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S34
Hello all! I have a problem child on my hands.This Sonata came in on the hook with a no start condition.Found that it had no spark or injector pulse.Decided since a stored code of P0335 crankshaft position sensor cicuit fault. Since that seems to be a common p... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit)
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Wipers VIN: SAJHX624VC
If this vehicle sits for a week(does often) - Wipers & washer pump do not work. After 1-2 days of driving both will start working just fine. Of course it works fine for us & we dont have the luxury of having it for a week. Sooo...After looking at the previous ...
1999 Jaguar S type 3.0L Torque convertor clutch VIN: SAJAC01E2Y
Stalls engine swhen drive selected. Does not stall when reverse is selected. I suspected the solenoid block was faulty so I fitted a replacement. Problem remained. Pulled the valve body to check gaskets and for sticking valves in the valve body. No problems fo...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48S21
This Jeep originally came in with no cooling fan operation. I checked the archives and found problems with the controller /relay under the bumper cover and rht headlight. I replaced the controller and all was well for about 4 months.Jeep then Came back with A/...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 4-3shift VIN: 1J4GW48S93
Customer came in said trans would nuetral and tach would jump intermitently. test drove with scanner and what is happening is vss signal will glitch and trans will downshift up and down real quick. no codes in pcm or tcm. checked output speed sensor and no gli...
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDUP13155
Hi Group, This KIA van has low power at higher rpm's. I checked exhaust backpressure, fuel delivery and the maf sensor, all tested good. I verified the crank pulley said 0 when at tdc, then checked ignition timing. Initial timing is 0 degrees, when revved up ...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 1LNLM91V2P
Hello all, and thanks for your help in advance. This vehicle has an inoperative cruise control. I checked the fuses (Of course they were good) I then took the air bag off and checked the switches on the wheel with an ohm meter to make sure they would turn on ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering gear, lines,pump. VIN: 1LNHM97V0Y
this car came in for a rattle noise when ever there is a load on the power steering. eg. idling in the shop with wheels on the ground, turning slightly to load pump. there is a rattle and a pulsation you can feel in the pump and the high pressure line. it can ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM84W93
Hello all, We have several of these vehicles in our fleet. This one came in with a/c inop. Of course the first thing I do is to hook up the a/c machine to see if the system has freon. Which in this case, it does. Removed the clutch relay and jumped the connec...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4F4YR16X6W
when you accel. right off of idle it is like the rev limiter is kicking in. you cant even drive the truck it just bucks and jerks and the engine revs up and down
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Steering VIN: JM1NB3533X
First time customer to us. The car has torque steer to the right when accelerating. He said he had it aligned but we checked it ourselves and the readings are correct. We found no loose or worn out parts in the front or rear suspension. The struts are OE but n...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBF55F7VA
Customer supplied his own universal O2 sensor. The vehicle originally had a fuel trim malfunction code and the P0130. We replaced original 02 sensor. Same problem exists. Sensor replacement did not help. Fuel trim malfunction has not set a MIL code again after... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 malfunction)
2007 Mercedes-Benz b200 2.0L mb b200 VIN: WDDFH34X17
hello again everyone,just want to find out how to reset the oil service on this benz,t tried mitchell but this 2007 mb B200 is not available..thanks in advance
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4X
customer called in for no start problem.went to customers house and replaced #12 maxi-fuse.drove car to shop.started checking over,found fuse would blow when ign. was in run,not start.pulled wiring diagram,started checking resistances on circuit no problems fo... Trouble codes: P1451 (evap system vent control valve fault)
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Air Control on dash board VIN: JN1HZO650C
I need some help with the vacumn canister for the dash board. There is no vent, defrost, etc. There is no vacumn on the line going into the car. The canister holds vacumn and has vacumn going to it. There are 2 vacumn switches that are electrical attached to t...
1990 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Alternator VIN: J71GB22B6L
Installed new alternator last fall.Car came in with white fusable link burt and not charging.Replaced link and burt it up again.Took alt off and had checked it was bad.Installed new alt again.Alt Light on in the dash with key on.As soon as you start car it blo...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1997 Nissan pickup in for an code P0450(tank pressure sensor problem). I have checked the voltages and grounds to the sensor and all appears to be good. I see Nissan has a bulletin for this code a...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41DXV
Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone had run into one of these before. Had a customer come in complaining of fuel smell ( not sure if the MIL was on at that time) I replaced purge solenoid and purge valve because they where leaking fuel(they had broken nipples d... Trouble codes: P1447
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5S
hello all i have a olds aurora that has a code 85.the light comes back as soon as i erase it.the idle drops to slow when reved up.i installed a new idle solenoid and relearned the idle per alldata.i would appreciate some insite on this problem.i have a genesis... Trouble codes: 85 (idlelearn at maximum authority)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3N152F02
I'm not much of a GM guy, so I need some help. Car comes in about once a month for a no start. Everytime it comes in it starts right up. This time it didn't, but it did at the wrong time. The security light was flashing, so I'm thinking Security problem. I che... Trouble codes: B2960, B2965
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L starter VIN: 1G2HX52K6V
Hello all, thanks in advance for the help. I have this bonneville here that is a very intermittent no start. I do not have power on the small wire on starter when it will not start. Have not been able to check for power at neutral switch yet cause it is still ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52K4X
Hello guys and thanks in advance for all your help! This Pontiac continually sets a CMP performance code that can't be fixed with known new part. I have used my vetronix 5200 to compare the CMP sensor signal all the way back to pcm. I hooked before and after t... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP Performance Failure)
2001 Saturn L100 2.2L ac system VIN: 1G8JS52F41
hello guys and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. i got this 2001 saturn l100. i recently bought this car to fix (timing chain went and needed a head) i finished the car and have been driving it for a couple days to iron out the kinks. i found the a...
2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L parking lights VIN: JF1SG65625
The customer had the car detailed. On the way home he noticed the parking lights were on, even though the light switch was off. Per alldata there is a parking light relay. I would like to test the relay before testing/replacing the light switch. Alldata just d...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L power windows, instrument cluster, blower motor VIN: 4TAWM71N5W
Intermittently blows gauge fuse. I have not duplicated this, but customer has several times. I have traced all circuits that are affected by this fuse. blower motor, windows, backup lights, instrument cluster, wiggled wires, inspected bulbs. Have found nothing...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L no start VIN: WVWNA63B5X
I hope someone can help me out on this one. It's been here for over a week, and the customer is getting impatient. Please let me know any of your ideas, i'm taking any suggestions out there. Thanks from advance.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L compression VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
Car is missing idle cyl. #2. The valves hit the pistons quite hard. Leak down shows all cyls. 95 to 97% efficent. Car runsfin off idle. Injector is working fine. Coil is working fine. Do these 1.8Ts bend rods when they hit yhe valves?
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
Good mourning,need help with po411 code have good air flow out of pump and vacuum at combination valve, still continues to have same code Checked air pump to make sure rivets werent loose Running out of test procedures any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0411, P0139, P1118, P1198, P1432
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
Car was towed in with crank/no-start condition. Found no fuel pressure and then found blown fuel pump fuse. Removed fuel pump from car and bench-tested pump. Measured fuel pump to be up to 28 amps of current draw. Replaced fuel pump assembly and fuel pump fuse...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
This car was sent here by a body shop. The compressor clutch will not engage unless the cooling fans are on. If you turn the a/c on, nothing happens until the fans switch on, then the clutch stays engaged and the system works perfectly until you turn either th...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. We replaced the engine with a new reman, & now we have no spark or fuel pressure. checked it with snap-on scanner. no codes. It ran before replacing engine.We checked all fuses. checked all connections. Not sure if som...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWSBB21C9
tia, firstly alldata and the vw dealer shows/says there are front impact sensors. remove headlamps and front clip and there. well i pulled fenders, liners, front clip and headlamp and no sensors. i looked up on wiring diagrams in alldata and mitchel and does n...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
its was the throttle motor butterfly assembly defective,one tech told me to check the pedel sensor both channels for one channel having accending voltage on the throttle sweep and the other having desending voltage signal on the throttle valve sweep i was not ... Trouble codes: 1620 (computer control circuit malfun).
1992 Buick Skylark Custom 3.3L starting system VIN: 1G4NJ54N8N
1999 Buick Riviera 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4GD221XX
We found that the main wiring harness, where it goes from motor to firewall, has a bad wire in it. Every time the motor flexed, it would kill the engine. The student found it but moving the wiring harness. We could not find the bad wire, I am not sure the conn...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L suspension VIN: 1Z2C37891A
found the bushings on the front lower control arms moving in and out alot and dry causing a squeek replaced control arms and it is fixed now
1995 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Brakes VIN: 1GBGC24KXS
After alot off research. This truck was a regular pickup in the beginning. The costumer had a utiltybody put on and the springs along withsome brake work were updated to heavy duty. Sometimes you have to pry information out of people just to help them. The cal...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L compressor VIN: 1GNDT13S94
members want to thank everyones input,steve nailed it cleaned the throttle body real good all is good now,first time i seen this,won't forget this problem thank you so much bud
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Inaccurate VIN: 3C4FY48BX2
Thank you for the help guys! A fuel pump module (with the sender) solved this one. When we took out the fuel pump module, you can tell right away the sender was toast, I didn't want to tear down the fuel tank with out doing my homework first.
1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Multiple Fuel Pumps VIN: 1B7GG23X3P
I have not actually found what fixed this truck, but I did recieve lots of helpful information. First of all, all the pumps I used were new, not reman. I am not sure why some thought I used a reman. Several of you said that the tanks get contaminated from the ...
1998 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L Starting VIN: 2B3HD5651W
thanks for the help what i found was the wires running to the drivers door were cracked up and i ended up replacing the whole harness
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E9V
Well everyone, after trying most of the suggested topics with no change, KISS came into my head as was suggested. I changed the plugs with OE plugs from ford and problem solved. I couldn't believe it. The truck runs strong and the fuel trim is perfect. Th... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise from left front wheel area VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Thanks to all of you for your help on this vehicle. Most of you had the correct fix for the vehicle but special thanks to Nick [...] from Ohio for the explanation. Noise was coming from the left from but the right front needle bearings were bad in the hub as...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWE35F43
1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR5291T
thanks guys, it was the pressure control solenoid on the firewall, it was open coil. thanks chris Trouble codes: P1410.
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L power windows VIN: 1GKDT13WXV
sorry i have to close this post without a fix,customer picked up vehicle and she said to bring it back but she said she's too busy right now,i'll try to update a post if she brings it back and i apply all the suggestions i recieved,thank you very much for all ...
1998 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R8W
Thanks for all the help he adjusted the CMP retard and the truck was running great we also had to change cylinder #4 and #8 fuel injectors. They were faulty and causing a misfire to happen but the truck is running great thank for all the help.
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Unknown VIN: 1HGCE6679T
Thanks for all the good thoughts and ideas. We had checked all caliper slides and all were moving freely. We thought maybe the booster was bad because the pedal would would be solid if vacuum line was clamped and would drop when vacuum was let to booster or wo...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W31
Thank you to all for the help we found the ground wire at the battery terminal to be cut in which was the body ground we rewired the ground then cut it and the vehicle died once we reattached the ground the vehicle starts and runs with no more problems. I will...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78812
well i think i have this one fixed. ichanged the oil and filter .i installed a honda oil filter. the vehicle had a cheap oil filter from a quick lube place.i was very doubtful that it would cure my problem,but i drove the vehicle for a long test drive and the ... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtech malfunction).
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X6W
every thing i did still took me back to timing issues ,i removed both valve covers and sure enough the left exaust cam pin was sheared Marty was right on
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L pedal VIN: 4KLC4B1U44
we adjusted te rear brakes again and re bled the system completely. pedal was better, but i still felt it was not right. after having the customer drive the truck he felt that the brakes felt like new. i guess we are just not used to these trucks. the light no...
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SAJNX2743T
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. I recieved several replies regarding intermittent fuel pump problems with this vehicle as well as burnt connectors at the fuel pump relay. I could not find any burnt connectors. The pumps are crazy expen...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L power windows, insterment cluster, VIN: 1J4GZ78Y4V
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW58N61
Thanks to our 2 replies we found the problem with this unit. The fix was to install a new solenoid pack on the transmission valve body. After checking for bare wires and a bad connector connection at the solenoid pack we decided to install a new solenoid pack...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GX48S41
first of all thanks for all the help, found cooler lines restricted, trans shifting worse then yesterday, will need new cooler lines and trans.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starting VIN: 1J4GW48N12
hello guys. well after hours of checking finally got it to act up. put a test light on ground feed from range/solanoid pack in tranny and watched the light. every time i flexed the 23 pin connector at tranny light would fail. thaught it was a loose pin so pull...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L 30 amp am2 fuse VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Well after going through several wiring diagrams and finding what was on the am2 circuit I found that before coming out of the bulk head the circuit splits into two wires. One powers the coils and igniters and the other the injectors. There was a short on the ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L limp in mode VIN: JTJHF10U51
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I failed to list that there were codes stored for failed oxygen sensor(my apologies) but you guys pulled through anyway and let me know to check for PCM codes. Knock sensor codes are notorious for causing ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Driver's Side VIN: WDBGA76G6W
I thank you for the suggestions! I purchased a "suction cup" tool this week and really like this suggestion. I am waiting to get the car back in for testing with the suction cup, but I need to close this request so I do not get "black-flagged" by IATN. The ot...
1989 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1HZ16S3K
Well, I found the reason for the discrepancy in wiring diagrams and the vehicle I am working on. Seems there was a bulletin where you ganged each bank of injectors and eliminated the extra 2 wires of the unused injector feeds. This means that the injectors now... Trouble codes: 13 (coolant temp sensor), 14 (vehicle speed sensor), 23 (idle switch), 42 (fuel temp sensor), 43 (throttle position sensor), 45 (injection leak).
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L oil VIN: 3N1CB51073
Thanks for the replys. We ended up having the engine rebuilt, the rings and cylinder walls were trashed. The customer tried to get Nissan to replace it, they wouldn't. They said its only covered 04 and up. Nissan covered the catalytic converter.
2003 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire VIN: 3G2JB52F13
Well I finally got this Sunfire back today to check further.The problem turned out to be just as described in the reply I received from Alex.There was a very small rub thru on the wiring harness where it passed over the trans mount.I repaired it and re-routed ... Trouble codes: P0300 (engine misfire detected).
1991 Porsche 911 3.6L engine VIN: KM8SC13D55
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L rattle VIN: WP0CA298XU
I will add repair if it happens, car still here but not fixed. Seems noise is in rear shock area but not shocks (new), Thanks for the advise but these things were checked but did not affect rattle.
1986 Renault Alliance 1.4L Starts/Dies VIN: 1XMDM950XG
Thank you very much for the replies I tried to unhook the sensors one at a time but I learned from a teck that I called that the map sensor needs some retun value I also called the AC Delco hotline Ipulled the wire harness apart checked every thing I thought I...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BA67532
With client's ok we sent this one off to Subaru. Two weeks later and they are as lost as I was. They replaced the CAt and front y-pipe again,both oxygen sensors again,and a pcm all with no help. Spoke with service writer and tech today and asked about them com... Trouble codes: 420 (CAtalyst eff.).
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Door Lock VIN: 4T3ZF13C7X
I did not repair this vehicle nor a Camry that had the exact same problem. I think the problem is in the integrated relay but neither customer wanted to spring for the 200.00 +, cost of the relay.
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
After talking with one of iatn memeber, I pullud the valve cover off. I checked valve clearance in #3 cyl. and found that one of the exhuast vavle has less then .006". I believe that specs call for .010- 014". My next step is to remove the cyl. head, send it t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cyl. 3 misfire).
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L engine VIN: WVWBB81E2S
The fix finally, and I mean finally, was the number 3 relay in the main fuse/relay box underhood for the ecm. Had a friend of mine help out at another shop down the street who had pre-obdII software. Helped us identify that there was an intermittent power loss...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next