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2003 Audi A4 1.8L limp mode VIN: WAUAC48H43
This vehicle has code 17090 or P0706. It goes into a limp operating mode at times, the check engine light comes on and the shift pattern indicator lights flash. This is the CVT variable / no gear transmission. If the vehicle is shut off and re-started the prob...
2003 Audi A4 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E03
We are trying to replace the garnish (accordion) in the shifter assy & cannot seem to figure out how to remove the handle. Please help.
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L english/metric VIN: WAULC68E14
We need help changing this Audi from Metric back to English! The car was just in for an oil change and the customer asked if we could reset her service light. While our tech was trying to reset her light, without the owners manual, he somehow changed the odome...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L steering wheel VIN: WBAWL1354P
I am attempting to install a wood trim accessory on the steering wheel and I need to remove the horn pad/air bag. The trim was purchased from the BMW dealer and I have located 3 torx head screws that are accessible from the back of the steering wheel but the h...
2000 Buick Regal GS 3.8L radiator fans VIN: 2G4WF5514Y
Hi, Folks looking for some additional info here. This car came in with radiator fans always on when the engine is running. You turn the ignition off and the fans turn off. Looking at my scanner (Genisys), I see the PCM to command the fans on, low and high spe...
2002 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Blower Motor
Hi everyone, Thanks in advance for reading this request. Subject vehicle has a failed Blower Motor. No problem, right? Wrong! Replacement Blower from ACDelco and from Buick factory store will not mount to car. Bolt pattern and mounting are different. Footno...
1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y0V
p0606 fault vehicle will not program pcm.pcm has been replaced.serial data line is not shorted to grd or battery.power and grds are good to module.visual inbspection of wiring under seat and hood compartment ok.also we cannot program theft
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L reduces to idle VIN: 1GYEK63N73
Vehicle intermintently drops to idle while driving, trac control disables. After several minutes, resets and drive fine for 10-50 Miles. Wiring to TPS and APP sensors undamaged. Have yet to reproduce condition, no codes found, another repair shop said multiple...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDS13S82
well ho ho ho santa is not being good to me on this one came in with a p0014 cam phase problem oil was coming out of the end of the sensor so we replaced the sensor and put a new pigtail on it also and check for oil in wires. sent it out and it came back same ... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam phase sensor)
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L ignition switch VIN: 2G1WX15K92
I have reset the pass key using instructions from locksmith where I purchased the lock. when I turn the key to start nothing. I also installed new battery. Please help! what should I do now?
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L trans VIN: 1GCEK19T22
see related repair history sorry its been a long day!
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCEK19T64
Customer complaining that around 1500 RPM going around 40-50MPH in 4th gear truck starts to misfire. Confrimed customers complaint, Road test with TECH2 mointoring mis-fires, does not show any misfires and MIL light is off. It feel just like a mise-fire though...
1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD56F6V
Vehicle came in with P0401 EGR system failure. Engine would not stumble or stall with the EGR electrical connector disconnected and exhaust plugged. Replaced EGR valve assy. with OEM unit. On test drive EGR monitor passed the first time. Gave car back to custo... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR system failure)
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H4V
Car was towed in no start/ stalled out. Checked fuel pressure with in spec. Checked for spark. No spark. Checked for codes none found. Car has pluse also. Scanned for crank and cam sensor readings both good. Traced tree to coil problem. Which is a part of the ...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L tach VIN: 3C3EL55HXX
tach is reading at bottom of gage, when giving gas tach goes backwards to 7000 rpm, when you let off it goes back to bottom of gage. tried to get needle to 0 by removing and turning upside down, needle went to 0 and when started pegs against the stop. hooked u...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B32
Greeting's fellow technicians, I have a vehicle with a problem. After a road test and the engine heats up, it's cuts out and dies while driving, will re-start after about 10-15 minuites. The problem will also happen if allowed to run long enough in the bay. Th... Trouble codes: P0320 (Crank Sensor), P0340 (Cam Sensor), P0352 (Ignition coil primary/secondary problem), P1291 (testing and results)
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L oil consumption VIN: 1B4HS28N21
Hi everyone, I would like to thank everybody in advance. this durango is a one owner vehicle and well maintained oil changes evey 3000 miles. I have been montoring this vehicle for a few months as the customer works close to my shop. It uses 1 to 1.5 quarts of...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L heater fan
Customer says fan works on all speeds when she uses air conditioning but fan only works on high when she uses heater. No TSB's and no stratus problems in archives.Problems with module for caravans.Does stratus have the same problem with modules? thanks dave
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F7S
hello guys,thanks for looking.Will start fine,after warm up icp pressure will drop off below 500psi,icp regulator% will max out @50%@ idle.At start up will be normal(16%),but will slowly climb to 50%.On test drive,engine will die on decell or coming to stop,wi... Trouble codes: P1211
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66LXY
this contour was towed in as a no-start. i scanned it and got a p0340 cam sensor code. i cranked it and sounded exactly like a broken timing belt, which is super common on the contour 4 cylinders. i opened the hood and was surprised to see a 2.5 6 cylinder. i ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L relay VIN: 1FAFP53U51
I am looking for the location of the battery saver relay. I've looked in MOD where they say it is in the central junction box, drivers side, behind the dash. OK that's easy enough to find. Then I looked at the legend MOD has listed for that box and it does not...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
on cold start (today was 15 deg F) truck fires normally without being plugged in. it takes off and hits high idle for a split second then dies. will restart imediately. and die same as before. if you hold accelerator pedal half or wide open the truck will star...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Trans Temp VIN: 1FTSW30LX4
Truck came in a Few months back with Trans Overheat code and burnt fluild and would slip once warmed up. I installed a Replacement/Reman Trans Assy...Discarded old air cooler and installed a new one...flushed lines. Truck has returned with the driver stating o...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX20P37
When the truck sits over night in cold weather (down to 32% here) it will be hard to start in the morning or after a very long period of not running. The first 4 or 5 times of trying to start it it will die allmost imediately. After the 5th time it will finall...
1989 GMC R2500 Suburban 5.7L Won't shut off VIN: 1GKGR26KF8
This Suburban will not shut off. When we turn the key off, the voltage signal to the ECM pin A6 drops from 14.6v to 9.5v. With the key on, engine off, the voltage to A6 is zero. We are also getting a slight electrical burning smell under the steering column bu...
1996 GMC G3500 Vandura 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GDEG25K9S
Road test.Misfiring all the time.Replaced Plugs,Wires,Cap,Rotor and Fuel filter.Runs better but still seems to lack power.Check timing with timing connector disconnected.Zero degrees.Check backpressure on exhaust,No more than 2 PSI,Did notice while monitoring ...
1997 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Pinging / SparkKnock VIN: 1GKEK13R3V
Engine was pinging when presented, reasonably constant, suspected EGR problem... Note: MIL lamp was disabled (NOT HERE!) and is not functioning! 1)Checked for codes found; P1870 TCC slip & p0300... Scan data shows aprox.250-290 rpm tcc slip (high gear with ... Trouble codes: P1870, P0300 (Random Multiple misfires)
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W0Y
Vehicle came into shop for unrelated repair. Vehicle was running. Went to get in to vehicle to move it out and it stalled. Will crank and run for a second and then stalls. No DTC fuel proeeure is with in range KOEF 64 lbs. Almost seems like a anti theft issue?...
2003 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13V33
vehicle came in with hard system lean bank 1 and 2 codes, checked fuel pressure was 40psi, tried to adjust regulator would not change, replaced regulator and adjusted to 48 psi max, replaced fuel pump + filter and adjusted fuel pressure to 54psi. long term fue... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16Z23
check engine runs rough Trouble codes: 300 (multiple misfire), 306 (misfire on 6 cyliner), 305 (multiple misfire)
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L rear air suspension VIN: 1GKET16S94
replaced bags installed fuse for system found had no power to inflator switch. Replaced corroded wires. pump will come and inflate bags but will not add enough pressure to set height. cant find any info on system really.
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3J4CC878
Customer came in a few months back complaining of occasional no start. Claims to get out of the car and pull on throttle cable, and then the car would start. On Wed. 12/17 came in and said the car done the same thing at lunch, but she could not get the car to ...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L immobilizer VIN: JHMBB61751
Hey all, the customer has lost all transponder keys for this car. I am looking for info on how to go about replacing them. Mitchell refrences a red master key and black transponder keys but gives no instruction or expanation of procedure. I do have a Honda P...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L Differential VIN: 5J6YH28544
Good day all I have a customer who brought his 06 Honda Element all wheel drive in for a chatter on tight turns. Upon a road test I am easily able to duplicate the problem. While driving in the tightest circles this vehicle can do at about 1/2 to 1 mile an ho...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5FNRL18874
customer smells fuel at the back bumper area and says fuel milage has droped.i could smell fuel at the rear bumper area, smoke test showed nothing even with tank lowered.filled tank completly full and lowered it and still cant find this fuel smell,i hope that ...
1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Misfire VIN: JNKNG01CNW
i have tried to flush the injectors replace some plugs and 1 coil for the obvious this car has a dead hole and i cant seem to find which one right bank is pulling 4 amps left is pulling 8 amps i am new to using the lab scope i can see the current ramp it looks...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01N02
hi people. we have this 2002 s type 3.0l v6 jaguar that cme in on the hook. customer said it died while driving, and then would start and stall. for us it will not start at all. we have sprayed starting fluid in the intake, and it starts right up then dies. i ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L limp in VIN: KNDUP131X2
This van sets a code P1723 - No Power to Transmission Control Relay.We have checked all wiring from computer to transmission no Breaks - the power wires from the computer have no power to relay.
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13143
Unable to locate any description or information relating to this code - Alldata, Identifix, Google, etc... Any help would be greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P0425 (Cannot find any info on this code)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L blower VIN: JT6HF1OU4X
hi gentlemen, my name is mike and im new to this. now i have lexus rx 300 and the blower only works on the max setting. when we use the knob to turn it down it doesnt. it just stays on the max blow setiing im lost. i checked the fuses the realy the blower red ...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L electronic steering VIN: JTHBK26286
Car originally at friend's shop. Customer claims he adjusted the manual steering column (non-electronic telescoping), then heard something snap & lost electronic power assist. Took car to dealer, want a ton of money just to look at it, so friend brought car t...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LLNHM87A21
I want to thank IATN because this is one of the best tools I have used in a long time. repalced intake manifold (11/24/08) because the back side was blown out It came in 12/19/08 same problem. Customer was driving for several miles when it did it. that is all...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C3Y
I have a 2000 mazda 626 with a 2.0 in the shop that came in for a timing belt origonally. now i am having a problem with the idle quality. i have done this timing belt 2 times it has been checked by 3 different techs so the timing is perfect. it is idleing at ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L heater VIN: JM1FE17334
Heater blows cold on drivers side and warm on passenger side. Has good air flow on both sides. The problem stays the same on recirc or fresh, panel, dash or floor. We back flushed the heater core but that didn't help. This car doesn't appear to have any sort o...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L central locking system VIN: WDBRF81J73
Central locks inop. intermittently with remote works continously from door lock switch in vehicle. Replaced batteries in remote & replaced 1 remote Replaced rear SAM & version coded - still has intermittent lock operation with remotes. Only seems to work fr...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L control head VIN: 2MEFM75V46
The car has auto temp control and came in with code U1073, air blows out the defrost only. My (not current) OD has no information on this code. vacume to control head good, all vacume motors operate when vacume is applied. the head clicks when you change modes...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA45G93
This vehicle came in with an engine needing replacement due to lack of compression. A used replacement was purchased and supplied by the used car dealer that owns this car. After replacing the engine these 2 codes were present. P0335 and P0340. Crank and cam s... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position sensor), P0340 (Cam Position sensor)
2005 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L tcs VIN: JN1AZ34E05
i have a 350z that the slip light flashes and the throttle is regulated for just a second or two then goes right back out. happens intermitton graphed all four wheels cannot see any difference in wheel speed when it happens. checked harness for rubbing/chaffin...
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Starting System, Security? VIN: 1G3N154C14
Happy Holidays Gentlemen!, I guess I am praying to the GM gods out there. I have an OLDS Alero I can't seem to figure out yet. The vehicle was towed in after sitting for months. The customer said the vehicle just would not start one day and the key fobs would...
1968 Plymouth Fury Sport 5.2L charging VIN: PM41F8D102
Heres is a old one for everybody. I dont remember how to test the voltage reg on this old sys. The problem is sys is not charging. Alt is new and belived not to be defective. my question is how do you test in car. Dont you energize the feild to get the alt to ...
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G2WJ52XXR
some one help this is a 3.4 dohc car starts and runs then shuts off like some one turned the key off most of the time it starts right back up and runs fine never more than 3 minuts .and some times it wont start at all and when it dont run it has no injector pu...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L po1641
Hello Fellow Techs been a member and sponsor for several years but havent posted much but i belive in supporting this site. My problem Car came in with leaking fuel sending unit , replaced sender and pump. I try not to belive in the EVERY SENSE YOU comments c... Trouble codes: P1641
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3007586W
Hi folks- I've got this Saab which fails inspection due to cel being on. Had po133 as well as misfire codes. Did plugs, cap, wires and a front o2 sensor. Car came back with cel on and po133 again. Misfire codes gone. To make it more interesting my Modis will n... Trouble codes: P0133
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L traction control VIN: YS3EH45G43
Customer concern of a momentary lock up of right rear wheel when turning. Checked for codes with Tech 2, no abs or traction control codes stored. Technician took it on a couple of long test drives, felt fine. Sent tech out with tech 2 and customer driving. Cus...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L drl VIN: 1NXBR12E31
first of all thanks to all who help!! customer came in complaining of no drl.checked all related wiring all ohm out fine,power and ground's are all good.was getting no signal from module to drl relay,replaced module,everything worked like it should.car came ba...
1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFE83AXV
Customer complaint is intermittant erratic tachometer which is accompanied by a lack of power. Only lasts for a few seconds. Scan reveals no codes for cam or crank sensor or misfires either. Quick exam only possible on this vehicle as customer is shift worker ... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary air injection system-incorrect flow detected.)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWMA63B6W
1998 VW Passat came in as a no start died while driving. replaced cyl head and timing belt ran perfect, picked up by owner three days go by get a call that battery is dead,Towed into shop replaced battery now will not stay running unless throttle is slightly d...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 3VWRFG1H3W
Vehicle had been sitting for two years,replaced battery,added new fuel, started and ran fine, put about 20 miles on vehicle,still ran fine and no codes but water pump leaking. Changed timing belt while replacing water pump. Glow plug harness broke while discon... Trouble codes: P1247
1987 Volvo 240 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1A8859H1
When you start this car it runs for 15 - 30 seconds and dies. Fuel pressure goes to 145 lbs.(pegs out my tester)the drops to 110 lbs. and the car dies. We are not losing injector pulse or fire. This has to be fuel related. HELP!
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Lock-up VIN: YV1SW53DX1
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have an issue with this '01 V70 T5. First, the history- We first got this car in with the transmission completely nonfunctional. We pulled the transmission and, upon disassembly, found a broken clutch housing o...

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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L oil smoke VIN: WBAGH8346Y
car fix and gone as it turned out it was the sepaatior in the lower timing chain cover it was cracked and the oil was running in from the chain. so two days later and 5000. to the cust the car runs like new. we did all the chain guides while we were in there t...
2002 BMW 330i 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Lack of power VIN: WBACA42020
Fault code was for faulty intake cam sensor. NW-E was an abreviation of the german word for cam shaft-intake. I was misled by a code description that refered to NW as network. Replaced sensor and all is well. Thanks to those that replied. Merry Xmas. Trouble codes: 65 (nwe - error).
2002 BMW 530i 3.0L battery VIN: WDADT53472
Ok fellow peers! Special thanx to Ray and Ronni, both from California. You guys know your Beemers! In fact, the EWS3 module was right under the left knee bolster as you said. This 02 E39 came in with a .759 mv draw after it went to sleep. I pinpointed fuse f1...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4GD22K8S
I am going to call this one done as far as i can go. Kerry hit the nail on the head. I had several good replies, first i did find a bad starter. Then i still had no comms and i checked the pwr/gnds at pcm-ok, then pwr/gnds at cluster. Tried scanner with cluste...
1998 Chevrolet Metro 1.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C1MR2269W
Well, I finally get to close this one. And thanks to all for the many replies. To the guys who figured a short in the wires between o2 and computer, good job. Two of those old wires shorted together and gave me a constant 1.25v no matter what I did. I... Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: AGNDT13S12
Thanks for all the speedy replies from the group, it was the timing actuator solenoid as several of you suggested, when comparing the new sol. to old I noticed that new part had three black screens, old one only had two, one of you suggested that these may com... Trouble codes: P1345 (CKP/CMP correlation problem).
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52F33
First of all thanks for replies they ranged from bad machining on the head to egr valves. This car came from a friends shop and after testing everything nothing made sense one person suggested that when we smoked the intake it might be leaking out the bottom a... Trouble codes: P0304.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L Air in Cooling System VIN: 1GBJK34225
Well,the consensus is that it has blown head gaskets, or a friend said it could be the egr cooler. Since I could not absolutely prove it was head gaskets, I sent the customer on their way. A local GMC dealer told him it needed head gaskets. I think he is going...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Door locks VIN: 2C4GP54L05
TSB # 08-040-04 addresses various door lock issues including "Left unlock output failure". The fix is to selectively erase and reprogram the BCM. I had our local dealer do this last week and so far all is good. The customer said the problem used to recurr the ...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L compression VIN: 3C3EY55E75
i put this as a fix but i know how long it will last and look forward to it coming back so i can solve this one. had running to see how good it would get, and planed on doing a running compresion test befor removing head, the customers boyfreind came in when i...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES47C9S
As of currently after going through entire wireing harness (now that vehicle was found to have after market alarm system installed at some point and then partially removed)have removed alarm system and wireing completly and re-wired to factory diagrams and did... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108, P0121, P0122, P0123.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Heater Core VIN: 3B7HC13Z2W
Thank you for every one's replies. The customer did not have the funds to replace heater core so he picked the vehicle up. I feel the heater core was the problem though.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L Gauges VIN: 1B4GP44L2Y
well the problem wasn't a easy one. It turned out to be a broken wire behind the headliner where the customer drilled through the roof to install a latter rack. Thanks to all the responses.
2005 Dodge Durango ST 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB38N35
Well, this POS is going to the dealership. I have been unable to fix this vehicle, which doesnt make me very happy, but I tried every resource I know to use. I replaced both Crank and Cam sensors and still had a no start condition. However, I now have RPM on t... Trouble codes: P0129 (Barometric Pressure Too Low), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L engine noise VIN: WD0PD64406
customer drove the truck for the week with no problems after i removed the two qrts of oil that was overfilled.customer still complaning about the truck being noisy.truck sounds the same before i did any work on it.thanks to all the techs that replied.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Well Customer decide to drive the car and will let me know if car keeps overheating, I really suspect a bad cylinder head gasket, but customer don't have the money to fixed this time, Thanks guys for all you help
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L shift motor VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Well after long hours on this vehicle,and after checking wiring,modules ect. I came to the conclusion that this truck needed a GEM Module. Customer didn't want to buy a new one from Ford so we went on a search for a used one. The first Gem sent to us had a dif...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L alarm VIN: 1FTWX33F3Y
We have not hooked up the disarm wire - I could not find it in the Alldata wiring diagrams. But what happened is that we started the truck with remote and let it run for 15 minutes or more and then the unlock worked fine and did not set off the alarm. We tried...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L crank bolt VIN: 1TTYR10CX1
Hi All Thanks for all of the replies, I had some that said bigger air gun 1" some said fill the cylinder with a rope or water then use a large breaker bar. But at least fifteen replies said use a little heat on the head of the bolt ( never had to do it bef...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heat VIN: 3FTZF17201
thank very much for everyone quick replies. the problem is partial clogged heater core. after used chemical and back flushed the coolant . it's done and the heat is 160 degree hot. and i did check for the blend door. it's ok at this time. i have to flushed alo...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L vibration VIN: 1FAFP34P62
the vibration that was in the car is now gone --we installed that front mount that many of you recommended and it solved the problem, thanks itan for all the great help, joe
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP74W22
Thanks to all of you who responded. Fred, Daniel, Kerry, Isaac & Robert all suggested crank/cam sensor issues. I initially checked sensor resistance but it was within spec. I took Robert's advice and once the vehicle acted up I checked CKP signal with a vantag... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor speed circuit malfunction).
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRU15W23
We have sent the customer to the dealer, for a harness update and reflash, I have not heard back from this customer, so not sure what's going on. If I hear anything I will up date. thanks for the help guys. have a great christmas! Trouble codes: P0320 (IGN/DIST engine speed circuit fault), P0354 (IGN coil D pr/sec circuit fault), P0355 (IGN coil E ......), P0356 (IGN coil F.....), P0358 (IGN coil H....).
2000 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L drivetrain VIN: 1GTDT19W1Y
i received some good replies-i changed the rear differential fluid, there was no bearing material or gear teeth worn or broken-i used a temperature gun at each wheel and at the front and rear diffs-nothing was overheating-customer needed his truck for work and...
1987 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5634H
frank from delaware was right, it was the coil. I figured if it sparks it's good and that the pick up would tell it when to fire.thanks for all the replies.
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD7267R
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Unknown VIN: 2HGES16513
To all the folks who emailed me, thank you. The people at iatn are the best. Pulled the dash yesterday, found one of the main upper doors broken. Looks like someone tried to fix it once before. Talked to the customer and she told me the dash had been out when ...
1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CG58EXR
It was determined the pcm was bad. Sadly the price tag prevented us from installing a new one.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: JMD6294720
sorry it took awhile replace all the lifter run it 15 minutes noise go away thank you all the tech. out there willing take time and help
2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV154XY
On cold start the air pump did run like it was suppose to. After going back through the entire system and retesting again with same results I unplugged and cleaned all connections at bottom of fuse box and changed the relay for the air pump. We cleared codes ... Trouble codes: P1412, P1415.
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L steering wheel locks up VIN: JT8BF28G51
we installed a new rack and it solved the problem, thanks for all the great help,i wish will everyone a great holiday, joe
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
Well first of all i would like to thank the three of you for your help.We did find that the relay was bad and the custermer wanted to know why it went bad we told them that the system is getting old and soon they would have more problems air bags,compresser,ec...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R14
Thanks for all your replies on this vehicle. We found the timing off on the left hand head. All is goods. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0171.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L a/c vac hose VIN: WDBCA3901H
Thanks to all and merry christmas.there is a fuel economy guage on the cluster.Kyle [...]
1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J8W
Guys, I am going to close this for now. I will reopen when I get the trans controller... I got two modules in and it helped get the can back up. I did some research and the floor shifter goes through the trans module, so until I get that, we are at a stand s...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47J82
Thanks to all you great tech's that sent me your input. I and did agree with you. The customer wanted to send the car to the deal. (**Well I dont know if this will ever help any one repair a mercedes-benz.**) So we did, after three days at the dealer, dearer r... Trouble codes: P2036.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4A3AC54H51
Well...for now, am calling this fixed. I did not want to keep this open any longer. After a month with this car sitting in my shop, they are fianlly sending me a second transmission. I am quite certain the reman unit they sent me has pressure issues. Why mysel...
1993 Saturn SL1 1.9L Surge, Stall, STARTS AND DIES VIN: 1G8ZG5595P
Basic tests showed all sensors to be working correctly. Several replies led me to new tests (intake manifold leak, load tested alternator,several others.)thanks for all the replies. Unfortunately the customer chose not to go any further in testing and decided ...
1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5281W
Thanks for all your help after further testing i found thatb the ecm was commanding the egr on but not off causing it to stay open all the time Trouble codes: P0105, P0122, P0131, P0401, P0404, P0405.
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 454BT63C36
Sorry I could not post this as a Fix, as the vehicle is no longer is my hands. A more thorough inspection revealed slight traces of coolant in the crankcase, as well as the customer stating that the engine had been overheated once due to lower hose blowing of...
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