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1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G4WB54T6M
customer states car has rough idle& nearly stalls on cold start up,i did also has NO misfire on cold startup . after just a few minutes of running a misfire starts. cylinder #2. i have spark and 125psi compression. i ran can of injector cleaner,also...
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L shifter VIN: 43568973EW
Well Guy, Finally got this truck driving again by cutting out all the padding behing clutch pedal. Still has one problem. It pops out of 4th gear. All else shifts ok, and even feels like it goes into 4th but it grinds a bit going in and then pops out once you...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L oil pump VIN: 1GNEK13Z94
help,it is -15 degrees here this a.m. i just talked with my customer and she said she had no oil pressure again,and that there was a chime going off.this is where the original phone call started.she also told me she had a recall about her instrument
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Master Cylinder Pressure Sensor VIN: 2GCEK19V05
I am thinking that the problem is intermittent and will correct itself so light then goes out. Has anybody else ever had this problem with the silverado's?
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Gauges VIN: 1B4GP44L2Y
this vehicle was towed in for no crank symptom. Customer stated that the guages also stopped working whe the nostart condition occured. Diagnosed faulty ECM to correct the no start cond. Vehicle now starts, but still no guages. tested voltage at the CCD termin...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR11T9G
please help! under light acceleration the truck hesitates and starts to buck. almost seems like secondary ignition. already replaced cap, rotor,plugs, wires, pcv ect. no check engine light. did scan for codes none found. did adaptive stratagy but didn't seem t...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTNW20E2Y
Trans worked fine and splines on the input shaft in the convertor stripped. If install a new convertor and input shaft will I be good to go? Has anybody seen anything like this before?
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L crank bolt VIN: 1TTYR10CX1
Hi All This should be a no brainer, but here I am. Thanks in advance for taking time to look at this. Anyway this ranger came in with a miss. determined burnt valve. tried to remove crank bolt so I can change timing belt while down. I have tried my 1/2 inch ...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L power seat VIN: 1GKEK13ZO3
When we first worked on this truck the drivers power seat would move to the rear position but it would only move 75% of the way to the forward position.It did not jam up and the movement stopped as if this was the normal forward position. While we were testing...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L timing belt VIN: 3952958583
I want to replace the timing belt in this vehicle. Is it possible to just push the belt on with the other still in place? Trying to save a bit of time as this is a free job for a local non profit. Kit comes with seals and idler but they were replaced a year ag...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L no overdrive VIN: KMHCG35C23
This car seems to shift fine for about 3 mile or so or till trans warms up then loses 4rth gear engine light is on so I scaned found code po734 checked fluid level full any help is aperciated Thanks.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L all gauges VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
Hi everybody thanks for reading my post.Engine starts now, but all the gauges are dead, no tach, no lights on at all. The anti theft light is off no flashing. Hooked up scanner to check for codes no communication, checked fuses again all fuses ok, still nothin...

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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start VIN: 2G1WL54TXL
thanks for all the quick replies as for the problem it was the crank sensor it was replaced by another repair shop dont know what brand but it did look cheep in its make compared to a new delco unit it did have good signal but its peak out put was only 1.6 vol...
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1BL52P8T
well i guess i wasnt specific enough for most,but i was referring to the fuel pump hanger that is in the tank that holds the fuel pump. there is a haness that connects to the bottom of the hanger and goes to pump and sending unit on one end and it passes throu...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L tach/speedo VIN: 1GNDT13524
yes all agreed that it was a CLUSTER FAILURE.i had the dealer warranty it last week.thanx for all the was under 50k,so they took care of it completely.that was great.
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L pass power window VIN: 3B7HC13Z8T
Hi Again Y'all! the real question should be where is the voltage drop??? I haven't got the truck back yet. What testing I have done points to the pass window switch. The wiring from the drivers door already tests ok except for at the pass switch. That is wher...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2YD54233
Firstly many thanks for the help with this Sprinter. I didn't expect it to be an easy repair since it had been to several Dealers around the metro area and two Independents before landing outside my door. Apart from some silly mistakes previously done in tr...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L53
Thanks, Found the heater hoses leaking! that must of been why she would leave here ok and then that afternoon or the next day same problem again, I replaced the hoses and the clamps eveything looks good for now... Thanks !!!
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Park function VIN: 2HKYF18574
This was a Honda Pilot not a passport, IATN doesn't allow an the request to be ammended
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L insrument cluster and gauges, also radio lighting VIN: 5FNRL38495
customer ended up taking the vehicle back to the dealer. they are good customers and said they would keep me posted on the repair. haven't heard from them sense.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68N5X
Thanks for the replies. I started with the simple checks first. I checked the TPS, the Crank and Cam sensors. Still the same problem. I had already checked the ground connections. I went back to the ASD relay in the Fuse panel and found that I had approx. 6.5 ...
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA69S64
Thanks to all who replied . After replacing injectors as a last resort Knowing it probly wouldn't fix the problem I started from scratch . Hooked monitor and started looking at all my sensor values. Thomas from New york Nailed it. I did not pay close enough at... Trouble codes: P0171 (1/1 Fuel System Lean), P0174 (1/2 Fuel System Lean).
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB3539X
Hello group, The fix is to clean the throttle body, that said let me explain. I had several people offer input to this problem with some very good ideas. I found several tech forums outside of IATN that listed this very same problem but no one with a fix. THe...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61LO1
thanks to all the turned out to be the pcm. driver for coils was bad. Trouble codes: P0171, P0304.
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JA4MT41R21
The first morning I started this car it was surging at idle and stalled out in about 3 min. No restart. I smelled gas so I checked for spark. Good spark and suddenly the car restarted and ran ok. We let the car sit ovenight and tried again in the pr...
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