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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L brake pad warning VIN: WBAGG83421
Hi fellow iATNers, Ive got a Bmw E38 2001 740i here that is giving me greef with the brake pad warning system. Brake pads are good of course.I've inspected the wires in the fr.left wheel well(usual issue)they are OK. I replaced both sensors and cancelled the l...
2001 BMW 530i 3.0L high idle VIN: WBADT63431
thank in advance for any help i have a 01 bmw 530i that keeps throwing a p0505 or bmw code 204 for idle plausibility. read couple other posts about smoking the intake on this car. smoked it found a small leak at what i beileve is the intake manifold runner con... Trouble codes: P0505, 204 (idle speed plausibilityleakage)
2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L inst. cluster VIN: WBABN53463
This BMW is killing me the turn signal indicators, high beam indicator are inop. and the seat belt light wont turn off. All lighting work on the exterior. Customer says that misc. lights are coming on I havent seen this happen. I scanned inst. cluster and had ...
2004 Buick Rendezvous Ultra 3.6L tepm control VIN: 3G5DB03754
This vehicle has a very intermitant temp. control problem on either side but not the other or both sides. It finally acted up for us today, with the temp set to 80 there was cold air coming from the drivers side and warm from the pass. side with the pass. adju...
2001 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6KF57941
thanks in advance for any help. i have a 2001 seville with 4.6l engine that has an intermittant high idle problem. problem began with customer bringing car in for a poor driveability problem with two crank sensor codes stored in ecm memory. testing was complet... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle circuit low), P0507 (idle circuit high)
1985 Chevrolet K20 Custom 5.7L engine block VIN: 1GCGK24M4F
We have this pickup that came in with a right blown hesd gasket. We removed the heads and found 3 of the cylinder head alignment pins broke, both front and rear on the right head and the front pin on the left head. All of these are below the surface of the blo...
1995 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L crank hub VIN: 1G1BL52P3S
we replaced the front timing cover gasket and seals for oil leaks now the problem we have is that after completing the repair and reinstalling all components and accessories it seems like the front hub went in to far because the harmonic balancer /crank pulley...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Rear Window Defrost VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
We have this Chevrolet Blazer that the customer says does not defrost on the back window when rear defrost button is pushed. We tested the grid and there is power through the entire grid. The customer also told me that the heated mirriors do not work. I do not...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.5L No Start, Interm. Long Crank VIN: 1GCHG35F8Y
I was driving on the highway at 60 mph and suddenly this van quit as if the ignition key was shut off. The wait to start lamp did not come on nor did the lift pump run. Lift pump did not run while cranking either. All other dash lights lit up when the key wa... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow Plugs intermittently)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT 6.0L Flexplate VIN: 1GTEC29UOX
Customer came in with a noise in trans area at idle. Confirm noise as flex plate. Order a replacment from dealer according to the VIN number. After installing new flexplate, which looked different, with a reinforced area on the crankshaft mounting flange and n...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK29G21
Hello everyone I have this Chevy in here with a problem. The truck keeps stalling when warm. found several codes at first and found a bad alternator that was bleeding amps to the ckp circuit. replaced alt and crank sensor and all was well now 3 weeks later it ... Trouble codes: P0335, U1041
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z34
Thanks in advance for your help. Vehicle came in originally as a no start. Car would start for a second then die out. Message on dash says Unknown Driver no theft light is on or flashing.Tech 2 will not communicate with ecm or bcm. After inital inspection truc...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3C3EL45X0T
stalling but find no codes customer said had camsensor code but has not returned for us. also the dash does not work at all except for warrning lights and speedometer. any ideas for this one would be apreicated. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam shaft position sensor malfunction)
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Keyless Entry VIN: 2C4GP44L73
Thank you in advance for your help. This van was brought to our shop with neither key fob working. Customer has replaced all batteries in both remotes. We confirmed that both fobs have RF signal on all functions. We have tried to reprogram fobs with generic (o...
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L LR switch
please help chrysler tranny techs. DTC P1776 NOT repaired with a solenoid block and valve body. I thought it was a cut and dry case of sticking solenoid switching valve, however after a new valve block and solenoid block assembly from chrysler, I now get the c...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L headlights and running lights. VIN: 3C4FY58B93
Came in with no headlights or running lights. started testing fuses and found that the fuses pertaining to the lights under the dash were dead. I reversed my test light (hooked to positive) and when you turn on the headlights they show a perfect ground. Usuall...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C2Y
this car was towed in, it will crank but no start has had a laundry list of parts installed. has correct fuel pressure, i have removed the timing cover and looked at the belt installation to make sure it was correct. it will keep setting code p0340, while moni... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor signal)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HC13Y21
vehicle seems to run fine most of the rpm range, and occasion, at intermitant speeds, starts to fall on its face, some times backing off the throttle lets the engine pick back up. applying more throttle seems to aggrivate the problem, fuel pressure is snappy a...
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GL22X51
help guys, have this 01 dakota thats a tough fix for sure, has an intermitent roughness, missing, feels almost as if it's loading up when driveing, but only occures once in a while, looses power drasticly, bucks and kicks when it happens, back fires through in... Trouble codes: P0303, P0305
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Lights and horn VIN: 1D7KU28683
Vehicle was brought in for the headlights flashing and horn blowing when the vehicles driver door is open with the engine running. If the gear shift is out of park the vehicle will not act up. The PRNDL indicator lights up but will not indicate gear position. ...
2004 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Hi we are working on a 2004 Dodge Neon Se, vehicle has 100K on it. Has been well maintained by our shop. The other day it was in the shop for routine transmission fluid/filter and antifreeze flush and fill. During the process of filling the overflow some water... Trouble codes: 0300 (misfire)
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 3.7L headlinner VIN: 1D8GU58K47
Has anyone had to replace the headliner in a Nitro? I can't get the new one in through the rear gate opening. Does the windsheild have to come out???
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 3.7L compressor VIN: 3D7H516K98
hello all, have an 08 ram 1500 here we r installing a/c on...everything installed we cannot get the compressor to turn on to charge the system...we can engage the clutch with the genysis and the fan and we can see that the pcm is seeing the signal to turn on f...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L gauges VIN: FTHF26H9JN
hi everybody heres the deal start truck all gauges working fine some times when you drive mabe 10 min or hour you never know charging gauge starts too go to neg and will end up all the way down temp and fuel gagues go all the way high fuel to past full temp pa...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT2OAOS
Vehicle was towed in no start.Had no spark.Removed spout connector and vehicle starts.Spout connect has power on both sides.Replaced module and it still only runs with spout removed.
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Catalyst readiness VIN: 1FTFE24Y3T
*Catalyst will not test*For the lean and Rich fault codes we cleaned the MAF sensor, also tuned engine up it needed it.The customer was told to drive the van for 150 miles or so and then test it again for a sticker. The readiness status is Incomplete and the c...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
This Ranger came in with 4Wheel drive inop. Went through all the test procedures and found leaking hubs. Ordere hubs from Ford and installed. Did a leak test and checked out ok. Truck left the shop and then came back about a week later. 4wheel drive inop again...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Accessories VIN: THI34FG453
Hey IATN angels and gods. I am in the blind here. Trying to help this guy by phone so don't mind the vin number. As he is traveling, randomly, and all different conditions, somtimes the theft light starts flashing and the engine cuts out and or misses. Hasn't ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Truck arrived on hook with no Cluster, No 4x4, No throttle Responce, Approx 14 codes stored in the different onboard modules. ( A few listed Above) Found no 12 Volts to APP, AUx Power train Module, 4x4 module, INstrument Cluster, Overdrive Cancel switch. Fuse ... Trouble codes: P0221, P0603 (Internal KAM error), P0476 (EPC Value Out of Range), B1352, B1201, U1262 (SCP Data Fault)
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51452
Hi Group, this windstar sets a code PO156 oxygen sensor b2 s2, I check the sensor replaced with a known good sensor, check battery power on heater circuit and ground, also continuity on circuit 359 Gray and red wire from cavity 91 on pcm connector down to 02 s... Trouble codes: P0156 (oxygen sensor b2s2 inactivity)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21SX3
Customer states that while driving the Temp gauge will peg out and the truck will shut down. No signs of overheating. Upon immediate restart the problem is gone. Could not duplicate in the shop or a road test.(of course) Checked sensor data and V-ref, and all ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P53
Hey guys, Thanks for looking. I haven't had a lot of 6.0 experience. This one came in on a hook. NO PCM codes. Memory codes p2614 and p2617. I can clear these codes, start the vehicle and it stalls 3 or 4 times the memory codes will come back with a p1000 ch... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal low), P2617 (ckp signal low)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L wiring VIN: 1FTPW14594
Hello fellow techs, I am looking for suggestions as to how to keep rodents out from under this truck's hood. We have tried traps, leaving the hood open and mothballs. The little boogers just keep coming back for more. Today its the wiring to the clyinder head...
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Hesitation, loosespower VIN: 1GKEK634X3
Looking for advice.suv has no codes, prob usually will happen everytime you drive. The SUV will flag traction activation on dry pavement this is customers complaint. have had happen to me several times. monitor with tech 2 nothing obvious wrong not real sure w...
1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH6265P
thanx for your help in the past, i would like to bounce this one off of you guys, not being really up on older hondas. the car would start and run fine, the one thing i did notice was i could hear the shift interlock clicking and the engine would die. some tim...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG326XX
Car came in with complaint of d/s door lock inoperative. Passenger side works perfectly. I checked all fuses in both under dash fuse boxes. All fuses were good. I checked the two wires going to the actuator and found that the white/red wire and the yellow wire...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine damper VIN: KMHWF35H44
Hello, been in business for 27 years, never seen this one, this Sonata has a ignition like arc that you can hear snap and also see the hi voltage spike, like spark out of a coil or plug wire at the vibration dampner between the outside pulley and inside hub of...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, lean exhaust bank 1 VIN: JNRDR07Y51
This vehicle came in with check engine lite and a code of P0171 lean bank 1. The o2 was flat lined so I replaced it and sent the car on it's way. 3 days later the lite came on again same code. The o2's were both moving fine but the bank 1 was more active as it... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S2CM57W2X
Vehicle came in for no power and trans stuck in low. The power issue was fixed by replacing both cats. When the vehicle is in reverse the gear indicator reads park. In nuetral the indicator shows nothing. In drive indicator reads low. In manual 3rd gear indica...
1994 Jaguar XJ12 6.0L Low blower speed VIN: SAJMN1344R
Hello to all the Jaguar techs out there! This vehicle has had both driver's and passenger's blower motors replaced. When the controls are on manual, the medium and high speeds work. When switched to the low speed, the fan speed remains on a medium pace and nev...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L 4wd VIN: SALNY22243
Hello Everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I have a 03 Freelander that customer has brought to us after it was at the Land Rover dealer and the body shop before that. His complant was noise banging and knocking comming from the back of vehic...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BK32334
Vehicle diagnosed by Mazda dealer with bad engine. Customer brought vehicle to us and ordered a low mileage engine from a salvage yard with 44k miles. Installation went fine but it has a severe misfire. We found that there was a very weak spark from coil #1, s...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P9X
Code P0340 and check engine light came on some time ago. Cam position sensor with sync. shaft assembly, ECM (used)and programed at local Ford dealer have been installed. Wires from Cam position sensor to ECM have been ohm'd and check good. P0340 keeps poping b... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circuit Fault)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Intermittent no start, slow to start, stalling and loss of power. The first three issues appear to be an ignition problem. Fuel pressure is within spec regardless of the issue that occurs. Has anyone experienced these problems? In our experience, the ignition ...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D92
this 4 cylinder altima is going through a lot of oil almost 2 quarts every 2 weeks. I have run a dye test and found nothing as to a leak. There is no smoke either. I have pulled the cat and o2 sensor and found no build up of carbon or anything to make me think...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This car originally came to us for an New york state inspection. the customer was upset when they found out it had failed the emissions portion due to an "illuminated" mil. WRONG, the MIL is inop. KoEo shows no activity. Cannot command it with a scanner either... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0650, P0335
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Starts and dies VIN: JT4RN01POK
This freshly rebuilt engine starts, runs on all four for second and immediately dies. Fuel flow is good. It has spark, power to the coil and fuel injector pulses until the motor comes to rest. Fuel pressure never goes away. All grounds for the FI and body grou...
2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L right rear shock VIN: 5TDZA23C75
repeated failure of right rear shock. originally replaced oe rear shocks in 2008 for right rear leaking. used sensatrac rear shock #37284. that right rear shock leaking april this year so replaced under warranty.vehicle came in today for oil change and rattle ...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Starting VIN: HJUITRFDWE
89 cabrio starts 2-5 seconds then stalls -starts and and runs for 2-5 seconds off the coldstart valve and then stalls -fuel pressure after the fuelfilter and at the distributor is 70psi -injector fuel lines at the distributor show 0psi during cranking -i t...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B42
When does this computer-controlled system activate? We can't confirm operation because the secondary air pump relay is not being grounded by the computer. Trouble codes: P1423, P1411
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Oil pressure?? VIN: 3VWSE69M53
HHEEELLLLLPPPPPP!!! Any help, advise, insight and absolute fixes are greatly appreciated. This wonderful car came to me as a check no start. Found exhaust cam siezed in the head at the first and second journal. All other journals looked OK. Found a used head a...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers inop VIN: WVWAK73C06
i scanned with vag-com cleared codes did functional test cant make motor work sees switch working also washers don't work from switch but can make them squirt with scanner, tried another motor same results, disconnected battery no change help
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L battery dead VIN: 1841112614
the car came in yesterday with a dead battery in the morning. checked for draw and found none. car spent the night here and started this morning just fine. check for draw and found none. it must be an interment draw. any ideas? Thanks Dan

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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E52
Well its gone. After we realized that the light was for low oil level and not pressure we replaced the level sensor. The only problem was that we couldnt get it to reset, so we disconnected the battery as several of you suggested and the light reset. All is go...
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P1128 VIN: WAUDC68D11
Well it has been going on two weeks now and the driver has put over 300 miles on the car and no mil yet the maf was the last componet I replaced just before checking the vacuum and evap system so I am not sure what went on here the old maf readings looked ok t... Trouble codes: P1128 (B1 to lean), 17536 (B1 system to lean).
2004 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULC68E74
I have to thank all of you who have assisted in this problem, every reply indicated something was wrong with the vacuum system. Also, the fault code indicated something was wrong with the crank case ventilation, and we only had one more valve to replace on the... Trouble codes: 17519 (Oxygen Sensor System too lean lower limit exceeded), 16684 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire detected lower limit exceeded), 16685 (Cyliner 1 Misfired Detected Lower limit exceeded), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected Lower limit exceeded).
1997 BMW M3 3.2L compressor VIN: WBSCD0327V
Haven't got the vehicle back yet. Will get it for a week and then try to figure this out. Will definitely post what the fix is when it happens. Customer thankfully is willing to fix this instead of trading the car or ignoring it.
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBACD4327V
Thanks to the three replies we received on this one. I guess the fact that we did put a used trans in this one and the symptoms we were having led to a possible trans issue. We found in our searches that there were allot of driveshaft issues so we dropped the ...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Sunroof VIN: WBAGH83461
Much thanks to all who responded, especially Tim @ FC auto in Shreveport. As he, and several others, told me the drains were clogged by ureathane from a previous windshield install. We did not have to remove the windshield, just the trim. Dug the stuff out of ...
2002 BMW M3 3.2L Control Unit VIN: WBSBR93422
Sorry for the delay. I fixed this by programming the SMG software with the current updated version using my new Autologic. So easy to do. Seems to shift better. The customer still wants me to replace the control unit just because mileage and the fact that it h...
1993 Buick Century Limited 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1G4AG55N5P
Thanks to all who replied. Many of you mentioned a clogged cat. Looking back at my post I neglected to mention I had checked for exhaust restrictions.. However.. Several of you suggested I unplug the mass air flow sensor.. Bingo!! Cleaned and replaced and she'...
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L engine VIN: 1G4HP52L9S
Hi I thank all who responded. I recieved many pros and cons on this and found that the crank bearings harmonic and flywheel are different . I think I am going to try and find a 95 motor because I do not have the time to do this job twice in the event somthin...
1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4BT52P2T
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY3185H
I appreciate all that replied to my corvette problem,there was alot of suggestions to check the injectors(they all checked good by ohming and flow testing), the distributor checked good also. I pulled sparkplugs to see if I could determine which cylinder might...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52442
All 4 Spark Plugs were fouled!!! My first case I have seen where the car was this bad! The customer tried to start it and it just kept cranking - like a sensor/computer/ign.mod/theft problem. But somehow just ended up needing new spark plugs! WOW. I had alrea... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 Signal High Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0171 (Fuel System Too Lean Bank 1), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0621 (Gen Lamp L Control Ckt Problem), P0130 (O2 Sensor Fault - bank 1 sensor 1).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U54
doing a crank relearn fixed the problem, still don't know why, but only showed misfired on cylinders 5 and 8, but wasn't actually misfiring. Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP44G5Y
Well just call me stupid. I did not belive that there was any connection to what we did in the tune up that could have caused this problem. I did do a half harted check on our work from earlyer, but it looked good. After hours of testing and checking we starte...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 3B7KC26ZX1
Well after testing everything possible and all test was ok its time for a transmission thanks for everybodys help.
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L 1st and 3rd VIN: 1FALP42X0V
The owner of this vehicle did not want to hear that the problem was a transmission problem,so he took the car elsewhere to be fixed.The overwhelming response from members was that if the problem is confined to 1st and 3rd gear it is most likely an internal tra...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L vac hubs VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Thanks for the replies. A few of you suggested checking the control solenoid for hub. Turns out control solenoid wasn't the problem but it got me going in the right direction. Solenoid was receiving an intermitent signal from the GEM module causing solenoid to...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L heater controle valve VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
This one is fixed,Thanks for all the great help.We are real close to the interstate 55. It is loud and with the noise from the shop fans air tools ect,We could not here the leak at the reservoir in the right fender.we removed the wheel and fender liner and bin...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Oil consumption VIN: 2FMZA53442
Determined cause to be broken oil ring, but customer did not want to spend the money to fix it at this time. Thanks for all the help.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P63
After removing the turbo, I did find the unison ring "welded" to the turbine housing by rust/corrosion. The ring was also cracked in four places. I have a new turbo to install, but regrettably, the shop caught fire and damaged the truck. Not a good way to r... Trouble codes: P0132.
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3L cannot refuel VIN: 1GTEC14X05
thanks for all suggestions,most pointing to faulty vent solenoids.i disconnected the vent canister and solenoid at the tank,eliminating both from the intent was to go back to the same gas pump i had used to verify the customer complaint.if it took ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L door locks VIN: 1HGCM56683
Thanks for all the replies, the Under Dash Fuse Relay Box (MICU) fixed This vehicle, all the actuators were working fine, the car would lock but not unlock. Thanks Again John
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L sub freezing outlet temp VIN: 5FNRL38475
I recieved 3 replies to this help request. One guy suggested that I check the vent temp at the rear vent to see if the rear evaporator had the same issue. to late... customer decided to take vehicle, and bring back if I ever found an answer for him. I must ad...
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L maintenance VIN: JHMFA36268
Thanks to everyone. Dave, Joe, Jesse, Steve, Michael, William, all told me about the items that the B123 meant needed done. It is pretty simple if you know about the A-B thing. Just pretty much basic maintenance. Now Edgar- my girl friend loved this, he sugges...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y81
Thanks for the tips guys--replacing the sensor ring fixed the crank sensor code my tech broke 2 teeth off the sensor ring during the install, which much to his disappointment does not pay anything to correct in this shop---took him almost all day to correct. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p1336-), P1336 (testing and results).
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L p1499 VIN: 1J4GW48N81
I want to thank everyone for their advice and input. A special thank you to I believe it was Mike in FL for giving me the encouragement to stay the course. In a nutshell. The vehicle was suffering from a 12 volt leak into the 5 volt (PCM) system. Traced down ... Trouble codes: P0032, P0108, P1499.
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12684
Well it's fixed!I feel pretty *%*!#! stupid.Before I tell you what I found, remember that I had one tech take the engine apart,then he called in sick so I had another tech put it together.Anyway what happened was the apprentice screwed up the two spark plug wi... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire).
1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L 4th to 1st shift slow speed VIN: 1YVGF22DOW
Hi I have finally got this one right first off it is the g4a trans not cd4e I replace every sensor on it, swap with a good used valve body as per the trans rebuilder. I pulled out sent back to rebuilder they took apart and found 3rd range clutches that looke...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA34E7N
Thanks to all who took time to reply.Edgar,Terry,Alain,Robi,Patrick,Dave,and David all nailed it. The flywheel was on wrong! Live and learn, a continuing mantle in this business made much easier thanks to the techs of iatn. Thanks again guys. Allen ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L anti theft VIN: WDBJF65J61
Sorry folks, I forgot to close this. This car is down the road,... once the customer gave me the correct code! Thanks for your offers of help! My job would much harder without iATN. The "jumper" I was referring to is our portable jump start box that we h...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E12
Hello all well thanks to all that responded especially to robi from Florida and Thanh from California. I had a suspision that the cat might be clogged and they were right. The night I got the suspision, I had put the car up on the lift to close for the night a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0305.
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, tach fals to '0' VIN: JN8AR05Y5T
just wanted to say thanks to all that responded,i put an iac on the vehicle,the idle was better and seems to have fixed it.told customer with 228k on it he might consider a tune has oem plug wires,cap and rotor,he did not think it needed them.once again ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E65
Thanks to those who responded. There was a TRAC/ off switch that I was to blind to see. I could not find enough movement in the calipers to warrant replacement. While driving I noticed some problems with the transmission. Pointing this out to the customer put ...
1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7L master cylinder
thanks to all who responded. ypou were all right on and the repair went well
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1G8ZK5272Y
Most of you suggested checking the coolant temp sensor - it appeared to be physically OK - no cracks or leakage; but I changed it anyway. Cleared codes and started through drivability cycle. Readiness monitors completed OK!! Thanks everyone! Trouble codes: P0341, P0404, P1599, P1620.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans and compresser VIN: 3VWSC29M61
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Radio VIN: 3WSR69M84M
Hello all, and sorry for the long delay. I am closing this because I am at my time limit, and the customer has not come back in, nor returned phone calls. If he does come back in, I think that thanks to all of you, I shall be armed with enough infomation to ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWSG71K75
Thanks for the replies. As I suspected, this is a normal function. I just didn't know why. Apparently the wipers are parked in an "alternate position" from time to time to help keep the blade straight and not becoming permenantly bent over.
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Steering wheel controls VIN: YV4CZ98297
Thankyou to the 3 Gentlemen that posted replies, Peter suggested calibrating the BCM, I tried this to no avail. Glenn suggested a faulty clock spring, this was already replaced (part of steering angle sensor), did recheck, ok. Mike suggested wrong software dow...
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