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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L 4x4 VIN: WBAVD13516
the car drives ok on a straight line whenever you try turning a full turn to the left or right thats when you feel the locking feeling in the steering.There are codes 5EBa Steering angle sensor implausible and 5F3A Transfer case internal
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DAO3E13
I have an 03 rendevous that sets a po453 fuel tank pressure sensor ckt. high, several months ago when this all started we found the 453 code and a bad connector(heavy green corrosion) in the underbody harness connector where it attaches to the underbody floor ... Trouble codes: P0453
2001 Chevrolet C3500 HD 6.5L fuel guage VIN: 1GBJC34111
Greetings, Where is the Fuel Balance Module and Do I Even Have One? This thing is not following the rules! MOD and IATN fix data base say the fuel balance module is on the frame, next to abs modulator, under the cab. Not on this truck. Spent 3 hours searching ...
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 5.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G1WL16C86
after driving this vehicle for about a half hour it will start to misfire and eventually stall after 2 or 3 minutes of running bad. The sign that trouble is about to occur happens in the form of the tachometer falling to 0 while the vehicle continues to run. T... Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor performance)
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L No Start VIN: 1C3AN69L84
vehicle came in for stalling and no start every once in a while no it has no crank and can not talk to pcm can talk to abs airbag trans computors we tried pcm still same problem the car does have aftermarket radio Trouble codes: 2404 (2311 -), 2311 (2312 -), 2312 (2502 -), 2502 (1876 -), 1876
2007 Ford ranger 4x4 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: MNCBS32978
hi .ford ranger 3.0l tdci (diesel engine) first time came to my shop week ago. complaints just no power. when driving . i replaced the fuel filter. and lelt the shop , after . a week comes back with same proplem ,but this time no power at all, starting ok , no...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L valve train VIN: KM8SC73D23
brought in for valve train niose sounded like chain slappin removed valve covers found front chain loose and signs of wear on guide replaced front and rear chains and guides reassembled with new belt. customer drove for 100 miles and noise came back tore down ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48N42
After valve job, 30 amp fuse (#26 in power distribution center)blew within first minute or so of running. Fuse was replaced with same results. This fuse supplys ign COPs, injectors and O2 heater. A third fuse was installed with jumper wires to allow amp probe ... Trouble codes: P0352 (2 Primary Ignition), P0354 (4Primary Ignition), P0356 (6 Primary Ignition), P0357 (7Primary Ignition)
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L ignition lock VIN: SALTL15402
customer called me stranded, key will not turn in ignition, was able to rock vehicle back and forth and suddenly key would turn. has anyone seen problems with gear position switches or interlock switches causing this problem??
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L7Y
This car was towed in to us as a no start. It would only run on carb cleaner/brake cleaner. so we have no fuel delivery. I have replaced the fuel pump and the fuel pump driver module. Still no start. I checked and swapped fuel pump relay with the horn relay, a...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AB46S44
Hi, this vehicle came in with a rough idle and hard start it also seems to be running rich due to the exhaust smell, we check compression on the front 3 cylinders and they are all at 185 psi, timing marks are right on,fuel trims are -3 to 4%. Trouble codes: P0300
1987 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HU15P6H
this vehicle is killing me i have replaced the fuel pump twice!! the original one stopped working so i replaced it with an aftermarket one. the other day the vehicle came back with another bad fuel pump so this time i replaced it with a factory one. now the ca...
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2FV22G52
This one is kicking my ---, can not get rid of p0171,p0174.This car is my sons new car he just had to have,with out being checked by a shop.I went to virgina and towed it back when he could not drive it no more due to fuel leak,oil leak.I installed a new delco... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L tpms light VIN: KL5JD56Z27
Guest stated TPMS light would blink upon start up for about 10 minutes then stay on steady-which indicated fault in system. Diagnosed 1 sensor not in communication with TPMS tool.Replaced sensor now light on steady.Cannot find service information on reset.Trie...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L oil pressure VIN: JTEDP21A64
This vehicle came in with the following codes. P0022, P0346, P2241 and B2279. Timing jumped. Replaced timing belt. Oil light on, cheked oil pressure, 0 oil pressure. " NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT". Any thoughts, I don't want to throw parts at this. Could it possibly...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWTG69M51
This car came in with alot of upper engine noise and the oil pressure light is off. Well its full of oil and the oil is about 600 miles into the change. My first thoughts without going through oil pressure test was to pull the pan to see if the screen is pluge...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L dlc VIN: 3VWDC21V32
This vw came in with engine light on. customers complaint was that after starting car would rev up once in awhile. It has an aftermarket radio that has been disconnected. And there is still no communication. DLC has power and grounds. Any information or any id...

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1982 Chevrolet Impala 4.4L no power in drive VIN: 2G1AL69J6C
while waiting for a rebuilt carb to arrive i cleaned the carbon out (as best i could). This is where the problem is. the car is running better. The customer wanted another carb. so be it. The first thing i checked was plugged exhaust (sorry i didn't post tha...
1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, trip mon. run key on VIN: 2G1FP22P8T
Hey everybody I want to thank you for all your help. First I'll clarify that all the suggestions were helpful to look at this with a different pair of eyes. Second I would like thank Alan from Ontario. The socket in the tail pipe is what confirmed the lack of ...
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, IP LIGHTS CAME ON VIN: 3G1JF245TS
o.k.,- as the most members said - I checked the all parts that were involve in this case - SES,PCM,URAT LINES,IP and I cleaned the all connectors,the communications lines were also in good condition between them and reassemble all - start the engine and it's l... Trouble codes: P1601 (pcm serial communication or ecm over temperature), P0440 (evap fault), P1629 (theft fuel enable-incorrect/no signal).
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L drivetrain VIN: 1B7KF26C4R
Thanks again for all help. We came to a conlusion that the spider gears have to much slack in them. Customer needed vehicle for farm work and is looking for transfer case to replace with, so cannot say for sure is this is fix.
1999 Dodge Caravan SE .0L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44G6X
Thank you all yes we smaced the dash all inserments came on going to replace cluster monday thanks again
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44R72
upon closer inspection of the filler neck it appeared to be rusted through , as was indicated my most of the responses thank for the info iatn
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR14AXR
Thanks James [...]! The long galley plug goes in the front main oil galley. It was put there cure a knocking noise from oil pump surge. It was installed in all 2.3 truck motors across the board for that purpose. Thanks again!
1998 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13W9W
well there is is always an answer to every problem ..some times you just have to do a thorough visual , after counting on the scanner to tell us the problem ..we started looking and sure enough the wiring harnes on the right side of the engine was touching th...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 6.0L Electronic VIN: 1GKEK63U55
Sorry it took so long to close this repair. In fact i had forgot that we asked for help. The repair was A bad resistor. Replaced the resistor with one from GM and all is well and fine now Thanks for all the great help iATN is our greatest tool we have in our ...
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01N42
I thought his was taken care of several weeks ago with the fix. Sorry about that. The fix after all the great replies was the fact the fuel was on the bad side. One of the replies was to have cust drive more often and use a better brand of fuel. Thanks Iatn m... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GW48S33
i would like to say thank you to all that helped found out that the transfere case was out for some reason and was not put togather right fond missing parts replaced all missing parts and jeep fluid and it is nice goes in 4x4 low no problem thanks to all that ...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L trans shift VIN: 1J4GR48KX5
the information I received from the iatn members was right on I removed the valve body and replaced the electrical module which is on top of the valve body, reassembled the trans and roadtested, it seems to be good thank you again Nick
1967 Mercedes-Benz 250S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall
Much helpful information...thanks all. The carburetors gave me some fits as I was unfamiliar with them but the help was excellent. Alain had some good tips and I quote: i never remove the carbs of car , except if there is a base gasket problem .there was a co...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2ZU54EXD
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L drum brakes, right rear only VIN: 1MEFM50U05
After all this work I'm sorry to say the the knock in right wheel is still there. In addition to the original repair history, I replaced the new shoes with new shoes again and had the new drums machined. Did not help any. I checked the backing plate with dial ...
1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
Thank you for all your assistance, again. Chasing the spark missing from one coil was incidental. Replacing the two shorted injectors in the throttle body and the computer solved the problem. The moral of the story is "when your vehicle gets flooded above t...
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 14NBL11D43
We were able to have a signal at the signal wire with the Nissan sensor, but the code returned. Initialy I had assumed that seeing the Nissan sensor had initially failed the continuity test that it was not generating a signal due to CEL returning along with a ... Trouble codes: P0340 (bank 1 cam position sensor phase).
2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L compressor VIN: 1N4BL24E58
Thanks Calvin. Consult III is a POS for data, or I am a pathetic excuse for a tech. Regardless the only way to get the pressure switch is to buy the whole condenser from the dealer. The body shop replaced the condenser with aftermarket and swapped in the old...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
Customer is driving the car and will return when the condition reoccures. As happens so often they didnt want to spend any more money on this older car. Thank you. Trouble codes: P1300 (Ignitor Circuit Fault 1).
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Power Seat Memory VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Found customer had left lights on & battery went dead sometime ago, Seat memory was lost at that time but customers second driver hadn't used the car until recently when they tried it. We rechecked eveything & went thru the programing again & found that proce...
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