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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Cooling System VIN: WBABN33401
There were no problems when it came in other than the Code P0128 and MIL On. we replaced the Thermostat assy, filled it, bleed it and drove it. It overheated on me and when I got back to the shop I found a cracked coolant tank. I replaced it, filled it bleed...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Alternator
One for you Caddy Tech's out there.Got this 98 DeVille Elegance with a no charge condition and alternator has been replaced twice with reman from Advanced.My understanding of this system is trigger signal comes from IPC and should be either 5V,10.5V,or 12V.I h...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L cooling VIN: 1G1YY3180J
customer states. he's had the vehicle for 2 years and it's consistantly overheated when temp over 88 deg with ac on in stop and go traffic only. if under 88 no problems. can reach 250 deg before he shuts off ac and temp then cools off.i performed the following...
1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Surge VIN: 1G1YY2287K
Hey everyone. this car was towed in just after the owner bought it. he said it ran but had no power and then it died and would not restart. replaced faulty fuel pump. car ran good with no problems and was returned to the customer. a couple of weeks later it re...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L anti theft VIN: 1G1JC1243T
car towed in for no start. found no injector pulse, noticed theft light was on steady all the time never goes out. tech decided to replace ipc then lock cylinder. after lock cylinder was replaced a b1014 r code unprogrammed came up. code will not clear. car cr...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K92
Hello again techs! This Impala cranks and starts okay 80-90% of the time, otherwise it won't crank over. Turn the key and nothing happens. No power to 'S' terminal on the starter. Checked starter relay and there was no ground at the relay to send power to the ...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L radio VIN: 1GNFK16Z73
This Suburban has a am/fm cd player that stores cd's within itself. Everything works except I can't get any sound from the system. Also the door chime doesn't work. I have a tech II and thought something got turned off somehow but everything seemed OK. I "borr...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L AC Blower Operation VIN: 1GNDS13S24
AC blower motor operation intermittent until of late. Now it is completely inoperative. When AC select button depressed and blower speed position selected, a DTC peep occurs within a few seconds and ABS light will illuminate. With Snap On MT2500 attached AC co...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GT64L51
This van came in with a knocking noise and intermittently act like it wanted to stall at idle. No mil on when i got it. Replaced alt for knocking noise. Also replaced batt. fuel filter, air filter, wires/plugs, water pump, decarb the intake, pressure clean inj... Trouble codes: P1297
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L steering VIN: 2C3AA63H15
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions, this car came in back in March with the concern being as follows: when traveling at 60-65 mph and you come into a incline to the left (such as a on ramp) the car will start shaking the steering wheel and will continue ...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L takes off in 3rd VIN: 1B7HF13Z8W
This truck came into the shop with a cyl 3 misfire and we diagnosed a burned valve. Since cylinder heads are so expensive and both original heads were cracked of course. The customer found themselves and used engine. We installed the engine and all is well wit...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck SLT 5.9L radio inop VIN: 1D7KS28C36
hello dodge techs. this is a good one i have.this dodge ram is doing wierd things.first air bag light comes on at times,radio works when it feels like,wipers work very strangly,alarm system kicks on and off.i have so many codes in this truck i dont know where ...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34X3W
have humming noise in the area of mass air flow sensor have new air cleaner element tried new mass air flow sensor no restriction in air cleaner or intake tubing going to throttle body any ideas thanks delbert
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92193
Hi all, I am battling a 03 escape that wants to win. I had it in last week and replaced the front Y / flex pipe assy and the alternator (new, not reman). It came back today with all the personality of a vacuum leak but not showing evidence of one in the fuel t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P84
hi group, this thing is a no start cranks good, has codes P2614 cmp ckt, P2617 ckp ckt, P0261 #1 inj fault, P264 #2 inj fault, P0267 #3 inj fault, P0270 #4 inj fault, P0273 #5 inj fault, P0276 #6 inj fault, P0279 #7 inj fault, P0282 #8 inj fault, icp desired p...
2006 Ford Fusion S 2.3L pcm clutch engagement and control VIN: 3FAFP06Z06
Ford Techs, HELP! Our Fusion A/C system is not cooling. Customer noticed he could move wires and remove install relay for clutch and it would operate some times. When we began testing checking for bad connections and everything appears acceptable to operate. W...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GTEC14Z1S
hi all and thanks in advance for your help. this truck is driving me crazy. I know that the hesitation is being caused by the egr not functioning properly but i can`t figure out why.the egr has been replaced twice and when i command the selenoid or put direct ...
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Power to pump VIN: 2HGFG12626
Car came in on hook confirmed no start to lack of fuel. Checked at pump power on initial key on then goes off. replaced pump. Still have power on at initial key on then no power. Any idea's My info system does not have a complete diagram.
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L condition unknown VIN: KMHDN45DX3
Hi gang! Have this vehicle with an overheating complaint, Customer said she has had this problem for about 1 year (???) the temp guage would go up to the max and if she turns the heat on the temp drops back and maintains normal temp. First thing I did was pres...
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Cylinder Heads VIN: KNDMP13193
Hello Gents, this engine came in with bent valves due to a bad waterpump. Timing belt destroyed cranksensor also. I removed cylinder heads and machine shop repaired them. Now the fun part, machine shop drilled out both oil restricters in cylinder head bottom. ...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Blower Fan VIN: WDBEA3OD2K
Vehicle has low speed fan only, does not matter if A/C or heater is on. I have very little information. I am wanting the location of the blower motor resistor. Thanks to everyone for the help.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 14JNKJLS25
Can one of you fine tech's help me with the idle re-learn procedure without the consult, i read on a nissan tech forum the steps to do it, but i had no success,it goes like this: engine fully worm(op.temp) key off for 10sec wait 3 sec after ign in "on" positio...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3VWRA81H6W
ok vw techs i need more help. i have a 98 jetta in the shop. when you push the clutch pedal the pedal sticks to the floor and the clutch does not disengage. i can push the arm on the tranny down and the pedal does pop back up. there are two things i'm wonderin...

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1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L hanger bearing VIN: 4USCJ3327V
thanks guys ! the ujoint was it. a little hard to find being it was tight. thanks to all. don.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37422
Hey Guys,,sorry for the late repost,cust had vehicle for awhile,,any way back to my problem,after checking things further I decided to check readiness monitors and found that Evap and secondary air would not run?? am able to run activation tests,but no matter ... Trouble codes: P1619.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD54Y1V
thanks to everyone that replied. GM discontinued this switch, I got 2 defective aftermarket switches Ended up going to a savage yard to get a GM switch. Thanks again IATN
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L radio VIN: 1GYEK63R5Y
checked everything ended up being a smoked bcm all were good replies new bcm fixed the radio and interior lights
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L radio VIN: 1GCCS19X6X
Thanks everyone I followed the information I was given and got the 2 three digit codes from the radio and then tried the phone #'s supplied unfortunatly for some reason it would not give the unlock code after trying for an hour I called the dealer I use and fo...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS19X6X
thanks all first thing I did was remove egr valve check it clean it and just for fun capped it closed and drove it. I still had the missfire but not quite as bad. so as it had just gotten one of those fantastic never have a problem carter fuel pumps in it I re... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cyls miss fire), P0339 (ckp sensor intermittant).
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, P0106 Map sensor VIN: 1GNDT13S14
Most replies were to clean the throttle body. We cleaned out the throttle body and code will not come back . Who would have thought ? Thanks for all replies ! Trouble codes: P0106 (MAP sensor performance).
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Timing set or water pump VIN: 1C3EL55R32
Thanks for all the replies. It wasn't until I torqued the heads down, set the cams in place and ran the chain around everything that I realized the back side of the chain rides on just the edges, the outer edge of the chain running on the inside of the big ge...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2C8GF6844R
Hey guys, Thanks for all the time you guys invested in my situation. The cure was replace the PCM & reflash. PCM contols the amount of fire & time duration. Thanks again for all the input. Trouble codes: P2308.
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L wiper/washer VIN: 1F3356D6ER
so I am waiting for second multi funcion switch it always sends me on a loop when new parts fail in the same way exspecially in this odd situation. I have found all wiper funtions to operate normally except the wash function witch when activated doesnt stop. ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Air Bag (RCM) VIN: 1FTPX17L42
Thank you to all that helped. The problem is fixed. The cause was high resistance in the ignition circuit. When I was checking the two ignition wires that plug into rcm I was, my readings were battery voltage which appeared to be fine. The mistake I was maki...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17W82
You guys are awesome! I couldn't figure out why I had vacuum at the EGR valve, but not enough EGR flow until I removed the elbow and saw the plugged passages. Enough vacuum to fool me, but not enough to fool the computer. I now know more today than I did yes... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR low flow detected).
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L cranks VIN: 1GTEK19V03
Hello and thanks to all who replied. I honestly am not sure what fixed the truck. We changed the Crankshaft sensor and Ignition switches. After it still wouldn't start we started inspecting everything including the recently changed horn. After removal of the l...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, would not rev up VIN: SAJDKALD3A
Thanks for all your help replies which are whole heartedly appreciated. You would not believe what we had found. Some smart Alex had removed the four bolts attaching the crankshaft timing wheel to the vibration damper inner hub and then spot welded the senso...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Hesitation VIN: VDBE83308M
This car was on the backburner,so sorry for the late post.This car will not be fixed as the price of the repairs are worth more than the car. That said,previously unkonwn to me the customer had tried to take apart the injection pump and repair it himself...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Fuel pump voltage VIN: 4A3AJ56G5W
After checking every connection/wire for any connection problems or resistance,I was left with no choice but to replace the fuel pump relay module.The car has been returned to it's owner and she has been using it for a week with no problems.The module seems to...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L compressor VIN: 1G2WRT5685
thanks ron, right on. On these cars u have to remove the maf and iat sensor with the inlet hose to get to the charging ports, would not engage because iat reading -40. thanks
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L pass lock security system VIN: 1G2NF52T11
Thanks to all who replied .The resistor in the circuit did the trick for now. Thanks again
2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L fuel guage, speedometer, turn signals VIN: 25G4693J23
Im sorry for taking so long to close this request, I wanted to be sure I had it fixed. This circut has 12 things that could have blown the fuse so I took the elimiation course. But by accident on about the 20th fuse i put in I noticed that when I pulled on t...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB22UO6
Thanks to all that replied. I wouldn't have believed the story of the mosquito no start,untill all the experience from the iatn group told me different.As Nicholas from Wisconsin pointed out the prius uses a different strategy for the mass air flow than most v...
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