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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L SRT's VIN: WBAFA535X1
This is for a friend and have been working on it on my off time. He has left it with me for the time being until there is a resolution to the problem. Vehicle is past due for an emission testing (to renew tags). In the state of Georgia all but one system readi...
1984 Chevrolet K20 Suburban Custom 6.2L Surge, Wide open throttle! VIN: 1G8GK26J2E
THis is my own truck, and I am new to this stanadyne injection pump,It wasn't starting, so I changed the lift pump (aka mechanical fuel pump) it was bad. I would crank it for long periods of time, and it wouldn't even try to start. after reading through the he...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on, A/C INOPERATIVE VIN: 2G1WW12E21
I need some help with this one! The vehicle came in with the service vehicle soon, battery, security and low coolant lights on and a code U1064, I have cleared the code it came right back. I have also checked the charging system, security system and the coolan... Trouble codes: U1064 (communications error)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: 2B6HB11Y6X
i have tried adjusting cable at throttle body unit no help also has code 740 engine rev during shift
2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L coolant temp. VIN: 2B3HD56G52
I have never seen this one before.There is no boil over or bubbling sounds; there is no sign of any problem, other than the temp. gauge slowly rising. I have bled the sys. over and over.I even lifted the left side to raise the tank higher than the motor, and b...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14XXT
Got a Ranger thats acting pretty oddly. It has a slight misfire to it, most noticeable at idle, but its audible at any engine speed. Engine rpms surge/drop at idle, ranging from 550-830rpm according to the tachometer (scan tool shows a steady 710-720rpm @ idle...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAHP55U41
Customer said he needs to add coolant regularly since he looses heat. Claims the coolant only leaks out of resivor after car is shut off.He repalced his cap and the resivor with new Ford parts but still has problem.Temp gauge exactly where it should be and doe...
1993 GMC K3500 Sierra 6.5L TPS stuck on 1.76v VIN: 1GTHK39PE6
1993 GMC pickup 6.5L Diesel with OBD1 TCM, Harsh Shifting TCM scanner shows reading of tps volts 1.76 ,tps angle 35%, both stay stuck at those readings. Checked TPS 5V reference, and it is OK. With a multimeter The TPS signal at the TCM connector varies as it...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L master cyl VIN: SALJY1240V
Came in with no brakes.Found master cyl. empty and leaking from rear seal.Replace M/Cyl. with FACTORY new part,bleed M/C ,and then complete system per Alldata.Now have a low pedel and truck will not generate enough brake pressure to stop or to even activate AB...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6ED27Y9Y
Howdy everyone. This Nissan is back to me. Back in March, the IATN gods assisted me in repairing this vehicle (the distributor died) and I think I may need help again. My friend called and said she started the truck this morning and went driving. She pulled ou... Trouble codes: P0120 (TPS Circuit A Malfunction)
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L CV Boots Outer VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
Guys, what is the trick for removing the outer CV joint from the axle, to change the boot on this Camry. Started with the left side. Unbolted lower ball joint; pushed axle in through knuckle/hub bearing. Clamped axle against frame; cut old boot off; used slide...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUGA84A2T
thanks for all responses. to summarize,car is usuing 5-40 castrol systec, does not have electronic throttle(12valve ) so throttle body not issue,have checked coolant flow through t body. i have decided to install block heater,disconnect cold air tube and add a...
2008 Audi A4 QUATTRO 2.0L transmitter VIN: WAUDF78E48
This vehicle needed to be taken back to the dealer, the Vag-Com could not re-program the keys, also you have to get the security pin number which on this 2008 car had to be accessed by the dealer also, thanks anyway for the help.
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNFK16Z52
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N3R
thank you to all who replied.fuel pressure did drop to zero in just 5 mins of sitting.replaced regulator and veh working to specs.note:also cleaned IAC solenoid and also helped idle quality. I recieved 1 reply that you should not clean throttle body, but if yo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Good evening IATN members.I am amaze at the responses i received.Thank you to every single one of you that took time out of your busy day to respond.Everybody confirmed what i was suspecting.Im so glad because the customer is happy and that means everything.I ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean).
1984 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Stall VIN: JHMAD5434E
Well, the oldie is back on the road again. Thanks to everybody for the replies, they all kinda led to checking for more vacuum leaks. The car does have an oodle of them. Thanks especially to John from Oklahoma with the lengthy response. It helped alot. I ...
1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHLRD1858W
Hi guys, since the customer has not returned I am left to assume that the cold idle condition was pre-existing and the customer wasn't concerned with it or that the idle relearn I performed did the trick. Whatever the case I will close this request and update ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5FNRL18633
Hello all, and Happy New Year ! I hate to close this with only a summary, but when I called the customer to get him to the shop so I could check out some of the members' suggestions, I reached him on his cellphone as he was nearing the Canadian border for an ... Trouble codes: P0505.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Pump VIN: 1J4GL58K32
Thanks for all of the help. The fix was replacing the power steering pump with reservoir, I used a new unit from the dealer. I removed the reservoir and cleaned it the best that I could but the pump still howled. The only way to get a new reservoir is by the...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA45G93
Well, I have yet to get this one fixed but decided to close this post. Being as I ran it during the holidays I would think that many of the membership didn't read their mail. I know I am guilty of that. Anyway, I do have some information to share just the same... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position sensor), P0340 (Cam Position sensor).
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4EB31P2R
This is fixed and i appreciate all the replys- thanks to all who stated this, the problem it seems was just the distributor, i knew it was getting oil which caused the driveability but i couldnt see why it was getting it in there, i guess the internal seal ...
1994 Toyota hiace 2.9L transmission lock up VIN: KZH106-001
Hi there thanks to you guys who replied, this is what you said From: Jerry from Virginia Date: Dec 9, 2008 6:51 AM Alexander, Check a couple of things. Most of these have an engine temperature requirement before the TCM commands lockup. The engine must be ov...
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