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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L transmission VIN: JH4KA7671N
well thank you in advance for any help for this car because "No-Data" will not tell me how to retrieve the codes for the transmission on this car and no-data gives no info for codes AFTER I do retrieve them from car. So I am looking for iATN's guru's out there...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L leak VIN: WBAHD632XR
hello techs. Last week we replaced the torque converter seal on this 525 because it seemed to be the source of a fairly significant tranny fluid leak. also resealed the rest of the shaft seals output, shifter etc,.. at the same time. it's back in the shop now ...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAZ33474
Help BMW Guys, I have a customer that towed her car to my shop at night, I usually only do maintanance work on Beemers. She said she heard a loud noise and then the car died. tested battery it was low charge so I charged it. No crank, Jumped the starter and it...
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2005 BMW 530i 3.0L Safety VIN: WBANA73535
Need some help getting rid of an air bag warning lamp. I was working on the front passenger door and had the module disconected while testing the power window system and inaderdently set a srs code. I went in with my handy dandy solus and cleared the code but ...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L ABS and DSC VIN: WBAVB33576
BMW came in with Brake/ABS/DSC lights on in dash. Errors for left rear wheel speed sensor (error 5DB2 in GT-1). Reset and test-drive would cause error to come right back within a hundred yards or so of driving - both when braking and when not. Datastream bot...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Starter VIN: 1G6DR56745
Hi guys, This car came in with lost keys. We have coded 2 keys no problem but it has a "service anti theft system" message displayed on the main sat nav screen, the key will not release electronically (can release it manually OK by pulling the pin) and it will...
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1985 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GJE67W0F7
mil on always, checked pcm unable to read data or pull codes. performed trouble tree diagnostics and found prom the problem. unable to locate any proms either updated to speed density or standard mass air operation. does anybody have a prom or car lying around...
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1987 Chevrolet El Camino 5.0L Misfire VIN: 3GCCW80H9H
Hello, I have an elcamino here that has a misfire on #1 cylinder. The customer came in requesting a tune-up.We did sparkplugs,wires and cap/rotor.We still have a miss.I have checked compression,all 8 cylinders are 180lbs,checked 3 times for a vacuum leak,disc...
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1G1FP2187K
Hi All; Customer had his 89 Camaro towed in to our shop and asked us to replace his in an in-tank electric fuel pump. Put in the new fuel pump, and it started and ran fine. The customer came back two days later saying that the fuel guage needle was now consta...
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1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L radio VIN: 1GBFG15M9T
HI everyone hope you got something for this its strange vehicle came into shop after this problem has been to 3 shops and 2 dealerships the dealer told customer to pull raido fuse when he shuts off the truck i laughed ther has to be a way to fix the problem ri...
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1996 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCGG35KXT
this vehicle had an engine replaced at another repair shop. came in with transmission electrical connector disconnected. found fuel pressure was low. replaced fuel pump, pick-up screen and filter. fuel pressure okay. now after connecting transmission electrica... Trouble codes: 32 (low egr flow), 66 (torque converter control circuit), 67 (2-3 control circuit)
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTEC14W5W
This vehicle will run perfect for about 10 to 20 minutes and then it goes south. Starts and idles perfect all the time. I checked all the related sensor readings and found them to be well within specs. I did feel that the fuel pressure was a bit iffy, 54 to 58...
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1999 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L engine VIN: 2G1FP22K6X
have a misfire on cylinder #4. code comes up on a scan tool as p0300 random misfire.changed plugs and wires, changed fuel injector for the cylinder that has the misfire. swapped coils and no change. did a smoke test and no visible leaks. did a compression test...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W91
about 3 weeks ago we replaced the intake gasket set due to coolant leaks...ran good for the those 3 weeks, then customer returned with a problem...the engine runs bad at 2500 rpm and up and poor gas mileage with engine light on. We scanned codes after test dri... Trouble codes: P0335 (testing and results)
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J52
After replacing complete switch and tumbler (passlock) by which usually this problem is solved, same evening had same problem and same codes returned, relearned and ok at this time.Learning only once does the trick as vehicle will not flash security light afte... Trouble codes: B2965, B2960
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2002 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L front diff or transfer case VIN: 1GNDT13W62
when driving about 35 mph and push button for 4wd the vehicle will engage 4wd then a few second later will you will fell a jerk in the front end. the same will happen when switch back to 2wd. also if left in 4wd it will periodically do the same thing. another ...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC13T23
this truck misfires at idle ,has p0300 ,on misfire screen shows #4 and #5 misfire only at idle.once the rpm in raised to about 2000 it smooth.i swaped coils,injectors,wires,plugs but,it always misfires on 4 and 5.thanks for any tips. Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Hydra-booster VIN: 1GCHK23103
Less than a month after the previous repair the vehicle came in with brakes dragging slightly, pedal would pull 1/2" toward floor with rpm increase, extremely sensative brake pedal, right rear slide and anti-lock activation at times. Determined to be Hydra-boo...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L High beam light on dash VIN: 2GCEC19T33
Hello out there. I was just wondering if any body has ran in to this before.03 chevy 1500 silverado has a slightly lit high beam light on the cluster even with the key out.When you switch the high beams the light on cluster goes bright like normal.also the amb...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
Customer complaint is rough idle and stall.I have been able to duplicate this problem only once. I left the vehicle idle for 2 hours with no problem. When i got into car and placed in gear to road test the engine stalled. Started back up idled ok. As soon as i...
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1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L runs with key off VIN: 2C3HD46J8X
customer came in initialy with multiple codes due to a bad purge sol. leaking vapors into vacuume system.and what i thought to be a bad ldp. replaced ldp and purge sol.after repair customer took vehicle to work and stated she turned key off and it kept running... Trouble codes: P1494 (leak detection pump), P0441 (incorrect purge flow)
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2000 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4C3AU42N0Y
this is a good custumer of mine and she has been in three times for a flashing ses light at highway speeds only after 3omins of driving. i have not duplicated the condition and i am hard pressed to just throw a 800$ distibuter at it without hard proof. she is ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L front blower motor VIN: 2C4GP54L53
This van came into our shop with the blower motor blowing on high all the time. You can shut the it off and it still goes. You also cant change the speed. I tested the control circut for the blower motor module and it seems to be working fine. It goes from 7v ...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 43CAG42G64
This vehicle has came twice now for this code both times I smoked car and found valves operating properly. Ran EVAP monitor and passes everytime. No other problems found. Should I look at replacing the vent valve? Trouble codes: P0441
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B4FY58B74
vehicle had no start condition,timing belt broke.replaced timing belt,waterpump,refilled with coolant,customer noted that vehicle had a engine performance problem before we started,after finishing repairs,timing belt,ses light on p0172 fuel trim rich,o2 sensor... Trouble codes: P0172
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1D7KU28C93
This 2003 Dodge feels like it has low power and on low rpm high load conditions blows a moderate ammount of black smoke. The turbo is producing almost 30 psi and the ecu is storing no codes. There is a very limited amount of data available through the scan to...
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2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L limp mode VIN: 1D7HL3BK64
ok you dodge techs out there... vehicle came back two days later with same trans fuse blown again, and po888/ tcm power relay sense circuit. i tried every possible senerio to duplicate the fuse to blow. could not. is there any light to shine on this particula...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
The vehicle came in with an excessive amount of play in the steering. We replaced the rack and pinnion and both outer tie rod ends. Upon a long test drive the vehicle developed a leak in the power steering pump. We found that the pump got so hot it melted. We ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
TO ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE OF IATN: it all start when the plastic intake exploded they brought the van to me i replaced the intake and the van ran great for a month then it returned with an idle problem so i replaced the iac motor it ran great for a month or so t...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XX
well hello there guys.we have a 1999 ford windstar 3.8l with 135 k.the complaint has always been lean condition on both banks po171 po174..data shows ltft 33%stft25% almost identical on scan tool for both banks.baro is 158hz 99kpa ,we've replaced a new fuel pu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L low no pedal VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
hi all tech.need some help with this one owner states had to panic stop in parking lot lost brakes no pedal r/f front tire slide whit little brakes it has.tried bleeding no pressure to wheels. no abs codes, brakes in good shape. just not sure dont want to be a...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FM2U83P7Y
Hi ford techs! Cant figure this one out hope someone has seen it before. 00' ford explorer with power locks. Fuse has to be removed or batt will go dead. with fuse in when you hit lock or unlock all door locks activate and and will not stop untill of course yo...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no gears VIN: 1FTNW21F9Y
truck was towed in,customer was driving vehicle when this occured.checked fuses,all ok,c.e.l. was on, scanned got code p0605,flashed p.c.m. c.e.l. is now off but truck will not go into gear.with rear tires off the ground and selector in drive or reverse i can ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP5824Y
Customer claims car stalls and upon restart blows black smoke and stalls. Starts and runs good for me. This is second time towed in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. No codes KOEO Good KOER Good fuel pressure at 32 psi at idle runs smooth no smoke or mis...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3-2&4-3 bang on downshift VIN: IFTRWO7L82
when i kickdown on 4th or 3rd bangs hard.
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L high idle/shift prob VIN: 1FMFU18L62
Initial problem began aprox. 4 months ago with the complaint of high idle [ usually 1500-2000 rpm ].We were never able to duplicate problem in the shop. Customer also complained of a shift problem, we were not aware at this time that the two symptoms happened ...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
This Crown Vic has a recurring P0354. The coil is new, plugs have been switched. In park or neutral there is no problem. Put the car in reverse or drive and just idle it will start to miss on #4 and toss the code after two key cycles. Here is the fun part, it ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition primary/secondary circuit)
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPX14505
We are working on a 2005 Ford F150 with a broken spark plug in the cylinder head. The lower piece - the ground electrode shell and some the remaining porcelain piece is what is still in the head. The threaded part of the spark plug is already out. I have a too...
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1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L rear rotors VIN: 1GKDT13W7W
Hey everybody! Customer came in with this one with the rear brakes sticking on slightly. He has replaced the rear pads twice in the last three months. He said that the mounting slides were free and the pistons returned back into the calipers easiliy. I was jus...
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2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Flex Plate VIN: 1GKDM19X93
What should I be looking at that could cause the flex plate to break twice, the transmission had never been seperated from the engine before any advice would help thanks in advance
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L locks VIN: 1HGCM82643
Thanks in advance, we have a headache Honda Accord that when you are in the car and lock the doors nothing happens to the drivers door. When you unlock the doors the drivers door does nothing. The passenger door will unlock and then lock for about 3 times then...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L converter
Car is having a lock-up shudder/ vibration felt thru whole car & steering wheel. Typically shows up between 35-45 mph with engine rpm between 1600 to 2100. The problem is that it only happens when torque converter clutch is engaged. Shutting off TCC completely...
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Surge VIN: JHMES96624
Not sure if this is a driveability, brake or drivetrain problem. When you let off the throttle, it surges hard, almost feels like the brakes are being applied and released several times even without your foot on the pedal. It's most noticable slowing down from...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHWF35H62
This car was towed in for a no start. It has no power to injectors,crank or cam sensors.It does not have a ground signal to main relay when the key is turned on or cranking.Cannot pull codes as the ecm will not communicate with scanner.Service engine light wil...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C04
Hello and thank you in advance. This accent came in with the MIL on. We have limited diagnosis info on this system. We checked for power to the valve and it was present. Dealer stocked the valve, so we ordered one hoping the valve was the problem. Light still ... Trouble codes: P2419, P2401
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L injectior VIN: JNRAR05Y0W
Vehicle won't start sometimes, hot or cold. Cranks good, I have spark, but no injection and no codes. I was not getting a signal from the sensor in the distributor for injection. I replaced the distributor with a Nissan re-man. and still have the same problem....
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L thermostat VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
Thanks for your help on this. There is a deflector on the bottom of this thermostat. Does it face toward the front or the rear of the engine? Since it will fit both ways,I want to be sure that I install it correctly. Thanks, Matt
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L parking VIN: 1J8HR58205
jeep towed in stuck on park check all fuse and brake light switch ok. Never done one before shifter assembly is $500.00 from dealer. If any can giv me a little guidence on this job greatly appreciated. also do you know if need programming. I replaced shift on ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Engine VIN: KNDJD73323
Please Help. The Engine is making a Knocking noise that i thought was a rod. pulled pan ros bearing looked new mains had ruff but crank in great shap put new mains. still knocking. pulled front cover checked timing belt idler and tenstioner no problem. pulled ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Alarm VIN: SALMB11463
Alarm goes off by itself for no reason. I have the Testbook T4 and there are no stored codes, and oddly enough there are no previous alarm triggers, even immediatly after the alarms is triggered. I wanted to elimante interference from other sources that may ca...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Ride Susp VIN: 1LNLM91V3R
Fellow IATN Techs, we need your help! We have a 1994 Lincoln Mark VII with air suspension problems. It came in slammed. Motor would run but would not pump up bags. Did not feel like any presure. Replaced pump Ass., now would inflate bags but they all leaked. W...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L starter VIN: 1LNLM91V8W
car has an interm. no start that is very intermittent. the starter and battery have been replaced (not the cause of the problem). when the fault occurs, the starter will only click once. even though the battery is new and good- a b1676 code is in the inst.clus...
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87855
I have a 2005 Lincoln LS V8 with the 3.9 engine. This one has a strange sound (gurgling noise) comming from the dash area. Sounds like boiling water. Condition is present with or without engine running, key in or out of ignition. Possibly A/C pressures equeali...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L speedo,tach VIN: WDBGA42E8N
this car came to us with a battery draw..the client installed new battery and started car and found the fuel,speedo,tach,clock,outside temp were all inoperative..we checked the power and grounds to the cluster and found no fault...we feel these gauges are data...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBSK75F34
Have this 230 sl 500 with no a/c compressor operation. I have scanned the a/c module with no codes. The actual valuees for evap sensor are within specs. I have A b1888 code for in car ambient teemp sensor , this code is in the upper control module. I have trie...
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1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi 2.6L Unknown VIN: JA3CC54NXJ
the vehicle came in with customer complaining of vibration in front and rear end. both are intermittent. test drove 1st time and didnt feel anything. raised vehicle in the air, checked front end. wheelbearings had a considerable amount of play, tightened wheel...
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, TACH FLUCUATES VIN: 4A3CS44RSL
ok guys this was a oops . tech installed timing belt . lost spacer behind tensioner vehl ran good after driving about customer got stranded 30 miles from home belt jumped 8 exhaust valves and 1 intake later got eng back together . wiring harness was brittle da...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L No Start
crank no start pump only working while cranking no fuel being pumped to injectors
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4N2XN11T8X
We found we are not recieving any 5 volt refrences at the crank sensor,Map Sensor and TPS. Bypassed all wiring and ran a direct wire from ECM to these parts and data pids flatline (O.OOv). Trouble codes: P0335, P0325
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
we have this 2000 nissan xterra that came in for a running problem. The truck runs very rough as if threre is not enough fuel pressure. It also accelerates poorly like lack of fuel We tool a fuel pressure reading and although it was not off by much we decided ...
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1993 BMW 320i 2.0L Hard start VIN: WBACB22090
Crankshaft pulley was defective. Pulley appears to be in perfect condition but must have some crazy magnetic condition that I previously attempted to check with metallic dust, but nothing was attracted to the pulley. Fortunately we had a used pulley from an ov... Trouble codes: 79 (Camshaft angle - Pulse generator).
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK732XV
Thanks to everyone who replied. It was a unanimous decision! Replace the non return valve. We checked the valve, it was indeed bad and I will take everyones advice that this caused the HUGE AMOUNT of water we found in the pump. Trouble codes: 245 (Secondary Air Injection cyl 4-6), 246 (Secondary air injection cyls 1-3).
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1998 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1G4HR52K9W
Received 3 responses on this one. One suggested using a Tech 2 (not available) One suggested a programmer and one to replace blend door actuator. Programmer was replaced before I posted and the blend doors perform flawlessly. After a frustrating week on this b...
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2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1G4CU5216Y
Hi Everyone, Thank you for all the replies. The fix ended up being the connector under the passenger side rear quarter panel. We looked at everything else and tried everything else so we went back and double checked all the connectors. We had looked at this...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
Thanks for all the replys. It turned out that several of the injectors were bad resulting in excessive fueling. after replacing the injecters that part of the problem was corrected. fuel trim and blm were still fixed at 128 under every driving condition. T...
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1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G6CD53B2N
THIS VEHICLE ENDED UP HAVING A BAD INJECTOR ON #2 CYLINDER. IT HAD A WEAK CYLINDER ON #6 COMPRESSION IS 95PSI AND THE OTHER 2 CYLINDERS I CHECKED WERE 115-125 AND CUSTOMER ELECTED TO ONLY FIX THE INJECTOR AT THIS TIME. THANKS FOR ALL OF THE INPUT AND SORRY FO...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L content theft deterent VIN: 1G6KD544XX
This one was a very interesting problem. The cause was the OnStar system. I believe the vehicle thought it was in an acceindent and it was trying to call OnStar. Because when this system was made it used an anolog OnStar, but in 2002 everything went digital. S...
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1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Stall VIN: 1G1FP33FSN
after checking all ground and almost everything in the car. after spraying carb clean in intake when car would not start it fired up. did a pump volume test and got about half pint in 30 seconds. replaced fuel pump and now car will start 8 of 10 times when hot...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1GCFG29M6X
Yahoo! I appreciate all of your help. Had a voltage drop at the relay (bad contact). Started better, but still had long crank time. Replaced the pump, pressure went up 5psi and starts like a champ. Odd part is there was no difference in amp draw between the ol...
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Front Differential VIN: 1GNDT13W21
There is an easy way we found to install this front differential with Zero cutting or bending of any mounting ears-as I will explain in a moment. Also this method does NOT require jacking any suspension while it is on the lift (it is dangerous to jack while o...
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2003 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25B93
Thanks to all the Techs ,that responded. I took a little from each and all from some of the responses . Checking the connector...V-Ref., watching the scope pattern on crank and cam sensor gave me the verification; that both need to be changed (Cam and Crank ... Trouble codes: P0344.
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D13
Well, this truck is fixed, although I wasn't the one to fix it. It's a work truck and the customer needed it back. The dealer told him they could fix it that day, so off it went. They sold him a throttle body, claiming that would definately repair the problem.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire detected), P0304 (misfire detected cyl 4).
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2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L rocker arm/valve lash adjusters VIN: 2B3KA43G36
Thanks for all the help it turned out to be the exhaust rocker shaft dowel pins were sheered off. When this happened the shaft slid out of alignment resulting in no oil flow through to the exhaust rockers. I replaced all the rockers/valve lash adjusters and ...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26HXL
14 ohms is correct resistance for this year. thankyou for all your help. the whole problem was distributor out of phase. we could not have deterimined this before since distributor was rusted in place and customer put firing order in correct location on cap bu...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
I thought I had it fixed by replacing the PCM relay and driving over 200 miles with no symptoms. The customer came to pick up and it wouldn't start in the lot. I found that I only had 6 volts at the control coil in the pcm relay. I had a 8 volt drop between th...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I would like to thank every one for the help. I feel kinda foolish about even having to post this. We did have a loose gear box as half of you noted plus the loose tie rod did not help. After changing these it seamed to help a lot. We drove it more than 10 mil...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX1722N
With the help of iATN members this vehicle is repaired and back on the road. Received 15 valuable replies from members. Freddy [...] suggested uplugging the MAF sensor to see if performance improved...IT DID. Al...
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2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: 1FAHP60A34
Well the heater valve fixed both problems. Even ford says they sell a lot. It sticks open and gets red hot even if the coolant is warm. It can cause multiple codes in the A/C head unit. Even codes related to blend flap malfunctions. Thanks Guys...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FF48S2Y
Hello & thanks to all who replied. Our customer has been advised of possible coolant getting into cylinders. At this point he is not ready to pull the head. I will post any new developments. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1J4GR48K85
This vehicle still won't act up for me. No, there is no govenor pressure solenoid or switch. I got a couple of replys talking about a crack in the valve body plate. The vehicle is going over to the transmission place for them to have a look for a crack. A few ...
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2003 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Smell VIN: KNAFB16143
Hey guys, Thanks for the replies. Seems to be a fairly common problem. Mat and Jim hit the nail on the head. The fuel pulsator on the end of the fuel rail was leaking intermitantly. The customer left the car here for three days so we could verify the problem. ...
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L water pump VIN: 1LNFM92VOW
after checking & rechecking water pump flow have learned it was turning the right direction. tried every possible way of bleeding and filling the coolant including using an air lift to pull vacuum and filling through the bleed hole. car still runs towards the ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L left rear strut VIN: WDBNG73592
Checked for leaks at pressure sensor, no visible leaks at left rear strut. With the rear left strut being so low, it was hard to notice that the front right was slightly higher then usual. Upon further investigation of the scan data, I noticed that two ride ...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AX35G1T
Sorry it took so long the only information I have is that the convertable top car which is what i had here is the only one that would have the cam sensor on the side of the head. from all the info that i gather it needs to have signal to start then it goes int...
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1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1HJ1156F
You guys are really great!Thank you very very much,it tuned out to be the ECM like Joseph [...] owe you ONE.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L blower motor VIN: 1N4PA41E44
Thanks to all that replied.Particularly the 3 that hit it right on the head...Stephen [...].It did end up being the fan control amp.I wish that I had known of a way to test the old one.Being that 3 of 6 said this would be it....
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Pass Key Fault VIN: 1G3GR62C7V
Well, the Aurora is fixed. A new ignition switch was the cure. The loss of blower motor was the clue. It was losing one leg of power from the switch and powering down the passkey decoder. Andrew from Alberta suggested that the wires to the lock cylinder may be...
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1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C4V
I recieved a lot of good suggestions, unfortunately all tests passed, and I have no decisive conclusion. My best guess at this time is a base engine problem, reinforced by a few things. First, I checked every possible component, from injectors to ignition to... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NK52T4Y
thanks for all the help. we found that the intake manifold gasket had a vacuum leak and that the throttle position sensor was reading faulty at idle. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L idle in park
Gentlemen I have to close this. Very little replies everyone thinks it is the vacuum leak, iac, TB but it is not. If it is the vacuum leak it would be leaking all the time even when cold not just when hot and when it is in the park. Thank you very much to tho...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L timing chain tenninsor VIN: 1G2NE52T6X
I uesd # 4 new tenninsor and followed one of the guys directions abuot rotateing untell it locked out and then held it with a pry bar and had someone crank the eng till oil flowed out so far so good it's quiet.thanks.
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2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1G8JW52RXY
Most relpies said BCM was culprit, and I would concur based on my research and vehicle diagnosis. The general concensus is that if the PCM is communicating the other gauge info : tach, temp, fuel level, to the BCM on the serial data line, the BCM is the culpri...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BK6351S
thanks for the help turned out to be simple. The mass air flow sensor was on its way out but had not failed enough to set a code. The car would just intermitently stall at a stop. Thanks for all the help
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L No Start VIN: JT2VV21E1M
Thanks for you input. When I replaced the PCM, a rebuilt PCM was very expensive, so I found a used one. But, the car it came out of, was not damaged in any way. The Engine and trans were removed, so I really did not know why the car was in the salvage yard... Trouble codes: 14 (IGF signal from igniter not to ECM).
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Starter Motor VIN: 1NXBR12E72
thank you iATN I have 3 hours in this car the fix should have taken three seconds I replaced the 5 amp start fuse SOME OF THE REPPLIES SAID CHECK ALL FUSES so I rechecked and found my mistake thank you again
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L abs light, with codes VIN: JTEBT14R73
This truck had me working overtime, I had to stay last night to keep testing the circut. I found the problem the wire to the sensor was broken inside causing a open, but the bizzare open in the wire was had to find. It was only open when the truck was on the...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L immobilizer VIN: 3VWSA29MXY
I ended up getting a instrument cluster out of the same year car and using VAG commader to extract the 5 pin security code from that cluster then using VAG-COM scanner to do the key learn. You can't do the Key learn without having the 5 or 7 digit security co...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
I want to thank everyone who offered help on this job, particularly: Mark [...] Jesus. The converter that was replaced at VW only 18,000 miles ago was faulty... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWSE61J93
It was the dual mass flywheel causing all the problems,we ended up with a Valeo clutch kit # [...] with a solid flywheel,we had ordered "conversion or updated" kits from 2 other places including the dealer and when they arrived they were still the OE dual...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L abs module VIN: YV1TS97D4X
I really appreciate the input. All twelve of you recommend the ABS module be replaced. The client was advised and declined any further service at this time. www.modulemaster.com and Victor Rocha 2341 Almeza Ave. Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Phone #[...]. a...
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