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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Solenoid valve converter clutch VIN: 5UXFB33512
I got this truck at my shop with the complain of no power, test drove it and car was in transmission fail mode. pull codes and found 0x20 solenoid valve converter clutch, reset it and came back in less than a mile. check the fluid level and it was low. can't f...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W11
this truck came in for sale . we are trying to get it through emmisssions. the readiness monitors won't set and we keep getting a pending misfire code that eventually goes to a check engine light and we can't test it. the truck appears to run good with no outs... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCGK63TR2
hello all,thanks in advance for the help,i have a 2002 Avalanche that has a vibration/growl only on decel over 40 mph,sounds like a wheel bearing(turning left and right changes the vibration),but wheel bearings are fine. Rear diff,front diff and t-case had flu...
2007 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L abs, esp VIN: 2C3KA53GY7
Hi all, I need some advanced help in this C300, the car came with ABS,ESP warning lights on , checked DTC found "U140E Implausible vehicle configration data recevied" cant clear this DTC, I have a OEM star scan , I have no idea about this DTC and this fast tim...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2-3-4 shift VIN: 1FTRX17W1Y
Hello, need some direction here. this is a 4R70W trans 2wd. good reverse, good 1st gear, 2nd gear is solid but continues to rev without shifting into 3rd, eventually it will neutrel with no 3rd or 4th gear. MLP sensor is good, shift solenoids ohm out ok, while...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17263
I have this headache... It is hard to start cold or hot soak. engine floods when trying to start. if you put new plugs in it will start. i have replace the crank sensor cam sensor with syncro and the pcm, spark plugs, coil, wires and maf. I think i may have ba...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L ballance shaft assembly
I am looking for some help from the ford engine guys, i have a 2006 escape hybrid 2.3 with a bad rod bearing. I have the engine out and apart.I marked the ballance shaft assembly, so i think i can get i back in time properly. This assembly is driven off a gear...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK57D01
ok.. this car has a problem ive checked for shorts and all 5 vols ref at all sensors mitchell trouble tree dont say much iv pin checked all circuits from pcm -- forward i also i assummed we had a bad pcm with internal prossesing problem so even though i ha... Trouble codes: P1627
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L power window VIN: SAJWA01T05
2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L abs VIN: 1J8FF47W37
hi folks, i have a customer with a 07 4wd jeep compass, a car with 4x4. I am not sure if this is the problem. when compared to other cars and trucks during a road test this car has 4-5 times the stopping distance in slight snow on the street that other cars ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
Customer had no complaints other than CEL on. Ran codes and got the common 171-174 lean both banks. Did the MAF clean, check vacuum leaks, replace PCV,oem part. Checked for vacuum at crankcase with PCV plugged and no negative pressure. Cleared codes, test drov... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Convenience 4.0L rf signal VIN: 4M2EU47E26
Hello to all, I'm working on my friend 06 mountaineer at home,the right front signal and right repeater lamp(side signal light)is not working.The yellow/violet wire don't have power,this wire power the right front signal and the side signal coming from the Sma...
1988 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, loss of power VIN: YS3AT75L8J
I'm trying to help a former customer fix this car on the island of St. Kitts(West Indies)with very little access to tools & testing equipment. Symptoms are loss of power with hot engine. Acts as if lack of fuel.Push accel and nothing happens. If you shut engi...

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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on, P0171 VIN: 1GNDT13S86
i don't think any of you will belived this, Thanks for the replies eveyone. i pretty much did everything you guys suggested before posting problem. sometimes the mil would clear out by itself. So it was a come and go problem. we figured out that it seemed like... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim system lean).
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cabin heat VIN: 1B4GH44R5N
hey guys i want to thank everybody who helped with my request,after waiting for some time due to holidays & customer on vacation .when he got back we replaced radiator because it was all rotted & finally decided to inspect water pump & found impellers also rot...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26FXS
The general consensus of all replies seemed to center on wiring and connection problems - Dan from BC suggested to swap #5 and #7 injectors to eliminate the injector possibllity which is very good advice but I elected not to do that at this time. I did replace... Trouble codes: P0275, P0603, P1275 (high/low circuit 5 cyl).
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L warning light VIN: 1FMYUO4122
Thanks for all the information !!! ON A WEEKEND!!!iATN is the BEST!! Being a 60 year old tech that still works every day it is great to know that the passion of others is still great to really fix and repair vehicles today. Again thanks for all the replys.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P24
Thank for all the help with this one. Not positive which was the culprit,I talked to the customer, and we tried the regulator first .I explained even if it wasn't that, and it was the pump, with that mileage we should replace it too.So I removed the regulator ... Trouble codes: 2290 (control pressure to low), 2291 (control pressure to low engine cranking).
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L EGR cooler VIN: 1FTSX21P86
Ok first let me thank everyone for the excellent help most especially Mike [...] as he offered not only his spot-on expertise and experience but also sent DETAILED photos that helped so well that i was not once left to wonder about anything but slid thru the pr...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FMJ52U4JM
customer brought the car in and all the plugs came out easy guess the time to do this is before they get 70000 on them thanks for all the replies
1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMBA412XM
Thank you to all who replied. The answer to the question in my post is: normal range for the TP sensor on this vehicle is "low voltage throttle closed, increasing voltage to near 5 volts at WOT", just as MOD implied. The wire colors were in correct order at th...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Phone VIN: 5GTDN13696
Because the client wasnt interested in keeping the ON STAR sys working, The two last replies recieved provided the exact solution. Just remove inline fuse on Batery cable and the disturbing voice message was gone. Thanks for all your replies
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L battery light VIN: SAJEA51C14
Thanks to Damon and Steven [...] found out a lot about this system "That car has a "Smart Charging System", 15.3 volts charging is perfectly normal under certain conditions. The charging voltage is varied based on battery state of charge, time since started etc. T...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY12233
after disconnecting ECM for some pin checks related to o2 sensors(ecm completely out),then reconnecting ecm appears to have done away with MIL light issues, car is in the hands of the owner for about a week now with no phone calls (knock on wood)! Trouble codes: P1148.
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B53
First, I want thank the people who took the time to help me out with this Vue. I knew I had a vacuum leak, so we pulled the upper and lower intake ass. We found it had been taken apart before and reass poorly. Silicone everywhere, in ports, on orings. I wanted... Trouble codes: P0507, P0174, P2B01, C112B, C16F7.
2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48151
Customer ordered up a used ecm, and this fixed the vehicle. Sorry to say that they came back a week later with a catalyst failure code. I did warn them though. Thanks for your insight, although this must not be a very common thing. Trouble codes: P1330.
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