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1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L blower
Got a strange one here...this car has auto temp control with duel zone...the blower does not work...I put a new control head in about 2 weeks ago. Reason is the head was blank and would not lite up...worked ok for about a week and then no blower...Checked syst...
1998 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Coolant Level Ind. VIN: 2G4WF521XW
Hello IATN Techs, I've spent the weekend working on a 98 Regal GS that has a malfunctioning coolant level indicator. The car came in for a long list of problems one of which was the dashboard coolant level indicator miss-behaving. The indicator would come on d...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G1YY0788F
Engine has full tuneup. All parts are new AC Delco. New cap, rotor, plug wires, spark plugs, ignition coil, ignition module. ECM has been replaced already with a reman AC Delco unit. Original prom from vehicle was reinstalled for diagnostic purposes (known go... Trouble codes: 42 (Electronic Spark Timing), 44 (Lean Exhaust Condition), 45 (Rich Exhaust condition), 51 (Faulty or improperly installed prom), 53 (System over voltage)
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG39R1X
scoped crank sensor, normal good pattern. the driver says it has no pattern of accurances. Veh. while driving bucks, or stalls. If it stalls it will restart with no problem. Trouble codes: P0339 (Crank signal)
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55EX2
this car will not start after driving 150 to 200 km.if it sets for one hour it will start and may not do this again for a week or will turn over and it happened near a garage 200 km away and they said it has good fuel pressure.i am unable to get it to ...
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L windshield wipers VIN: 3A8FY58B68
When turning off windshield wipers cycle won't complete. Wipers will stop in the middle of windshield or stop whenever yor turn the wiper switch to off. This condition exists no matter what wiper speed you select.
1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTJX35G0K
customer complained of engine cutting out while on front tank. also thought is could be sucking fuel from the rear tank. tested and found no fuel pressure on front tank. replaced the fuel pump. rechecked pressure, 5 psi. road tested and still cuts out and lose...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L low pressure VIN: 1J4FY495XX
problem is that the compressor keeps cutting off when the gas is applied; the pressure on the low side drops to 28 and cuts the compressor off. the pressure on the high side is at 220 and only cools to 55 in temps of 75 to 80 degrees; beliving the system was l...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG12KST
When hot at times, rolling idle and stall with no start. vehicle had same problem last winter. We replaced coolant temp sensors per Identifix. Fixed vehicle untill last week.Going to replace sensors again with OEM. Any other deas?

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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DAO3E13
Well I have this one repaired, problem was the lack of water on the capet until last visit. The passenger side front carpet was soaked without rain for a week. Several replies referred to a service bulletin which I did not have access to due to computer probl... Trouble codes: P0453.
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Kick back on decceleration VIN: 1G1AY0788E
While I think I have fixed this problem, I have not tested it on the road, only on jack stands. I originally stated that the only thing I could find was slight amount of end play in the first gear on the main shaft. After dismantling the transmission, I found ...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
2004 Chrysler Voyager 2.5L PCM 5 Amp Fuse VIN: 1C8GHN2734
Hi guys, Had a bit of a struggle with this one,there are so many circuits being fed of this fuse and it was an intermittent fault,managed to narrow it down and it ended up being the solenoid for the EGR vale,thanks again to all who helped,especially Donald and...
2006 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L blend door VIN: 1C3EL65R96
chris from cali was very helpfull with the info he provided. i was able to get code for control head/ blend door function. have control head on order. part is on back order, ongoing supply problem w/ chrysler parts will update when parts arrive and are instale...
2004 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL36T34
hello, thank you everyone,all replies were very helpful.i fixed the stratus yesterday.mitchell on demand don't have the right wiring diagram for 2004,i use 2005.after reading matthew [...] replies i found that the stratus have ngc.with long ng... Trouble codes: P0038 (o2 heated heater circuit b1s2).
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W4X
thanks for replies, put a fuel filter on . and bank 2 sensor have issues with info/data. no closed loop operation during one test and everything running good next test. car has been paased around the shop to no avail. dbl checked harness no high res or v... Trouble codes: P0174.
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L HVAC contols VIN: 2HGEJ6612Y
A week after the initial visit and after I replaced the ignition switch I pulled apart the whole center dash, removed the radio, several surrounding trim panels and the HVAC Control Panel. After this the damn thing worked all the time for me so I recommended ...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L ignition tumbler VIN: JTHB0098HE
Thank you for all the help.. I ended up driving down and took lock apart and fixed it just a lube problem everyone want 300-800 to do what takes [...]. Agian thank you everyone that replied.. IATN is the best
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E9V
after your tips we tried changed mass air flow sensor, fuel pressure regulator, and oxgen sensor too, but after test driving that code set in the pendig. so, we will check timing but that car costomer want to bring to dealer. Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim Bank1).
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Starting VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
We ordered a new key and replaced the transponder receiver at the ignition lock. Car started no problem and no more codes for the DAS. The only negative was we were unable to program they key to work the door locks. There were some previous posts on how to ...
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA996VS
Wow this one had 3 problems. 1. filler neck was cracked and customer didn't know he was spilling oil when topping level.2. The plastic check valve got stock for breather on the top of oil tank causing back pressure in the filler neck,the way to tell is whe...
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L tpms light VIN: KL5JD56Z27
Thanks for all the responses-the fix was paying the Suzuki dealer .5 their labor rate to reprogram.Explained we installed a new rf sensor-but the 1st thing the tech did was ask if we 1)installed a new sensor 2) if we set the air pressure & then he drove the ve...
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