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1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L rough run on start VIN: 3GNEK18K05
passages none no codes when acts up hit map sesor runs fine.shut vehicle off wait till next day. start vehicle cold roughe run hit map run fine anyone seen this one before. thanks in advance. imsuspecting map would like
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G1JC1242V
Car was brought to me after suddenly started revving engine as soon as started and all the time. Checked for codes and only found ones the customer had caused by unplugging various sensors. Checked with scan tool and found the map would never change, checked p...
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL15F17
Dear iatn techs. I have this cobalt here that has been coming in for a check engine light on. Code P1174 set. First time this car came in, a different tech worked on it(july 2009). Found a bulletin to do an injector flush on vehicle. Ran fuel injector flush. C... Trouble codes: P1174 (fuel trim cylinder balance)
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Misfire
I scanned the vehicle and found a po300 code,but when i road tested it there was no missfire.I road tested it again and it did missfire but only on cyl #1-3-5 bank one.I have seen this on GM trucks before,and it was the up stream o2 on that bank.The other shop... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L tach. fuel gauge,speedo,abs light, air bag light, VIN: 1B4GP253X2
200 dodge grand caravan, speedometer, fuel guage, tachometer work for 5 seconds after starting vehicle , then the stop working. Fuel guage goes to empty, the tach drops to zero, abs light mil, air bag light, rear hatch door light, oil light and fuel light come...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.7L rotors VIN: 3D7KS28D75
customer came in for rear wheels smoking. could verify concern & when customer brought it in it did not do it as well.inspected brakes all around could not compress caliper pistons in( dual pistons). replaced both rear rotors, clipers & pads. roadtested vehicl...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L electrical VIN: 3D7MX48C36
We installed a new compressor because the old one had a field coil failure. The new compressor worked perfectly in the shop and blew ice cold so, we return it to the customer and he gets 60 miles away and it stops working. We have it here in the shop and it h...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15P4V
cust. comes in complaining of no power and SES light on. a quick scan shows misfires cyls. #1 & 4. cust said same problem happened 1-2 weeks ago, stopped a "another shop" and they told him to change plugs and wires. He went home and changed plugs only and prob... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P1519
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Hopefully someone has run into this. The truck came in for engine light. Origianally had p171,p174,p1518. My fuel trims were 40B1, 7-9B2. Smoked intake had leak around cylinder 1 port. Pulled upper intake replaced gasket and found B1 IMRC rod hanging and valve... Trouble codes: P1518
2007 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L trany VIN: 4KLB4B1U37
trany built 3 times in a week. burnt up 3 times. p0757 code is what trany shop is giving me. they have replaced both solenoids and internal harness. trany shop has no idea what to do at this point. anyhelp would be great. 4l80e
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
Caar will not start, No spark, No fuel. Ran perfectly fine. performed rear brake job, no it will not run. I suspected the fuel inertia switch, but it wasn't tripped. I checked for fuel and spark. Does anyone have a clue what would cause this, or is it a fluke ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBFA67E1R
We have at our shop this benz. The roof will operate as designed after you disconnect and reconnect the roof module behind the passenger seat. The roof will open and close repeatly until you drive it and hit some bumps in the road. Verified the power and groun...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Electric windows VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
I'm getting nowhere. Grandkids coming wife yelling, you been there? 2000 Mercury Sable, power windows won't operate. If I jump the feed side of the accy delay relay, they work. I don't have the 12v ignition feed to the accy delay relay. AllData and Ford servic...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L engine VIN: JA3AJ86E93
This car sounds like valve tappet noise,but could be crank or rod bearing.I want to check lash adjusters but alldata only says how to diagnose nothing on how to adjust lash adjusters.It starts up with noise sounds like one lash adjuster is loud but at 1000 rpm...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
This is an intermittent no start problem. after the car is driven for 30 minutes and is allowed to sit for about ten minutes. it won't start. i have all support systems accept spark at the coils. did not stay dead long enough for me to see if i had 12 volts to...
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L trans inop at times VIN: 1GHDT13S24
Trans is inop at times. It seems to work fine when cold. Scaned system and no trans codes. Scan data display shows park and neutral ok but when put in rev or drive gears it will show "inv" when the trans is inop. If the trans is working it shows all gears sele...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K7T
Thanks in advance for your help. This Camry came in after failing inspection with the check engine light on scanned and found codt P0330 knock senser 2 circuit Malfunction (bank 2) we have replaced the kock sensor and wiring, and problel still there. we have c... Trouble codes: P0330 (knock sensor 2 circuit malfunction bank 2)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L check engine light VIN: JT3HN86R2Y
thanks in advance for your help. i have a 2000 toyota 4 runner that has a p1130 af sensor range performance b1 s1. my problem is the vin says its a california car. as well as under hood sticker. california model used af sensor and would relate to this code. th...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L delayed shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
haven't had a jetta in for awhile and now i remember why !! this vw was bought at auction. the car runs very well but there is a delay from park to drive when cold. i seem to remeber this being a problem with these car but do not remember if there is an inexpe...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B32
we get car check engine light flashes while driving then when key cycled stays on codes p0300,p0304,p0305,p0306,p0346.sec.ignition shows cylinders on that side leaning out some but didnt have bucking and skipping while driving.fuel pressure ok and plugs wires ... Trouble codes: P0345 (cam shaft circuit a bank 2)
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Door Locks VIN: 3VWCB21C82
Hello guys. Have a 2002 VW Beetle that I'm having issues with diriver side door locks. Here's the thing, it will unlock both doors, but only locks the passenger doors. Does the same thing with door open or closed. Passenger side switch locks/unlocks passenger ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA69MX4
Hi and thanks for you're help. This car has the check eng light on and the coolant sensor circuit code. The sensor has been replaced. The scanner readings show coolant temp of -38 and also a -13.99 O2 sensor reading. I can't seem to find a decent wiring diagra... Trouble codes: P2181 (Coolant sensor circuit problem)
2010 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Brake Pressure Sensor VIN: WVGBF7A99A
Hello iATN, I'm installing a remote starter/alarm in a 2010 Volkswagen Touareg for a high-end customer and need assistance locating one particular wire. I need to find the blue/gray wire which starts at the brake pressure sensor (located on brake master cyli...

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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Electronic VIN: 5UXFA13595
ELECTRONIC fan motor was problem after replace it a/c working normal now thanks you all help
2001 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Front Control Arm Bushings VIN: 1G4HR54K21
IATN IS Awesome - Again. Special thanks to Steve from Indiana for the Rock Auto Lead. Parts on order. Issue closed.
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L interior lighting VIN: 1G1YY33PXP
Thanks for all the help it ended up that the key switch in the door was keeping the lights on. The key was worn out so you could take the key out of the door before the key was stright up and down, so if you removed the key the lights would stay on. Had a new...
1995 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Stall VIN: 1GPLB37N25
Thaks to all who replied. Me, being a Volvo tech,this motorhome was like a foreign car to me. Turns out the oil pressure switch was the culprit. Checked all the wiring for chafing , to no avail, and replaced the oil pressure switch. Thanx again..Tim...from St ...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L power steering control module VIN: 2CNDL23FX7
well new module came from dealer, and i programed it and performed steering wheel angle sensor calibation and steering started to work its been on the raod for about a week and all looks well. i wana thank everyone who replied.
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L shiftting VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
changed the valve body gasket and separator plate to the newer bonded one and replaced the pressure valve. so far so good seems to have done the trick. thanks to all who replied especially Jim from Tennesse who called and helped me by phone !
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP532X5
I think Terry and Tom scared me on this one so i worked a little harder and found a true flex fuel engine. Thank you for letting me think more clear on this. As for the other replies, it might work but i had experience with a 95 flex and it was different enou...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L warning lights VIN: 1J4GZ58S6V
we have ordered the headlamp switch which is on natl back order. we checked all ground wires @ computer & under seats as well. Thanx for everyones help.
2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J8FT57W97
I want to thank everyone that replied. I did not fix this problem yet, as we could not duplicate the no start issue. I put about 150 miles trying different scenarios with no luck. One thing we considered is the weather, it's spring time here in Wisconsin and i...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V7T
Thanks again for all the replies-IMRC code eliminated by re-routing bank 1 cable slightly to a smoother arc-never returned.P0174 Bank 2 lean returned twice-always @ cruise approx 50 mph.Replaced air cleaner retainer to keep MAF centered-had 3 tabs broken that ... Trouble codes: P0174 (system lean bank 2), P1519 (imrc stuck closed).
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L high idle VIN: WDBBA45C7F
Thanks for all that replied. Most said it was a faulty module and I would agree. Some replied that the Programa rebuilt modules may not be reliable, however they sent me one directly as a warranty replacment and the result was still an intermittent high idle a...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Surge, high idle/up&down VIN: 1N4AL11D43
thanks to all who helped.most of you said that a relearn would do it and it did.was able to find procedure on line at this u-tube video [its is the 505/507 code video ,took a few tries but was ok ,one thing th... Trouble codes: P0507.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1344423334
this ones not fixed yet i had replaced the fuel level sensor with oem and double checked the tank no obstruction. the customer is a car dealer and their sister company has a nissan dealer. they said there were several recalls on similar complaints. the basic...
1990 Pontiac Grand Am LE 2.5L Thermostat VIN: 1G2NE54U6L
All you folks helped keep Bruno from killing me, Thanks a Ton. Well I guess we'll have to call it a fix. Lucky Larry (Bruno) Will not part with the money fo fix this poor thing after I let him read your posts. He picked right up on the part where It'll probab...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Gear Selector VIN: 1G2NE52M9V
Thank you to all who replied. I unplugged the A/C compressor and the fuse has not blown since. The customer has not decided if he will replace the compressor.
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BH63571
Thanks for all the replys,I spoke to my customer and they have been driving the car with out any problems other than the fan coming on.I will check the rad next time the vehicle is in the shop.warm weather is coming we will see if any problems occur. thanks...
1979 Toyota Celica Supra 2.6L No Start VIN: MA46005478
2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Surge VIN: 5TBDT48155
brent you were right on the money, opened circuit at ecm and all problems straightened out. the vehicle has been in a wreck.that may explain the damage in this circuit.i will inspect for short this comming week. i will add info. on what i found. thank you all ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Hello VW techs There is a common problem that occurs on the 1.8 turbo engines with the ignition control module located on top of the air filter housing, when the ignition control unit fails will produce a misfire, after testing it, indicated that the pin for... Trouble codes: P1300 (17708 misfire detected).
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