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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: BMWX54.4M5
this vehicle had the above fault codes it idles on for cylinders 5-8 you can dissconect 1-4 and idle does not change yet you rev the engine it appears fine it gives off a rottern egg smell at idle and pops though the tail pipe.it shows up on autoenginuity with... Trouble codes: 0021 (camshaft vanos control cylinder 1-4), 003E, 0032 (missfire cyinder 1), 0037 (missfire cyinder 2), 0039 (missfire cyinder 3), 0008C
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L alternator VIN: 1GTEC14K1R
some body cut the wires from the alternator to the battery and only left one wire hooked up where do the other two wires go any help would be good thanks
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W3T
I am looking for some help with this fuel system. Running very rich at idle and off idle. When I first check fuel preasre it was right at 53-55 and would bleed off slowly when stopped. I cleared codes nd was only able to confirm the multi cly misfire. i suspec... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0147-), P0147 (p0155-), P0155 (p0300-), P0300 (p0440-), P0440 (testing and results)
1997 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E2V
how can i check if the gas pump are bad.when i put the ign.switch iam put my ear in gas tank and is activated.i did not connect the oxigen sensor yet,because i need lift up the van,can somebody give information to resolve this problem,i want to drive to my wor...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1B7HF13Y1X
This is my first post since I became a member the very first year iATN started, Thank you in advance. Trans rebuilt at another shop-foward clutch & drum wiped. Trans shop rebuilt transmission and found that after warm up trans starts out in 2nd gear-about 136...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Reverse VIN: 1FTYR14X7X
2003 Ford FIESTA TDCi 1.4L Pcm / Ic VIN: WFOHXXGAJ3
Hi,Members This 1 came in from another shop with no start condition. First,I tried to connect my scan tool(SNAP ON) with the latest SW for European cars - and I saw that the PATS light flash very fast and than slowly and with the PCM I couldn't make any connec...
2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NOTSURE23
Ok guys this is gonna be a long one. I had this van come in for a CEL on and running rough. I checked the tune up items first and found it in need.The original codes were p0300 and 306. After tuning the vehicle up clearing codes and computer fuel trims I test ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0302
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L oil useage
this v70 is using way too much oil. no smoke though and no cel. any ideas (within reason) are appreciated.

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNCS18Z6J
Hello This vehicle is fixed, thank you all for the replies. The problem was the ground wires for the ECM that bolt onto the back of the left hand cylinder head. The heads had been painted black at some point and the bolt holding the ground wires was just...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Speedo VIN: 1GCHK23295
Well everyone was on the money with the cluster problem. The customer will be bringing it back when they get more money. Not sure when that will be. I did ck with GM dealer and this vin misses the free cluster replacement by 4 numbers. The inputs on the oil lk...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L stub shaft bearing VIN: 2C3HD46R9Y
Once again, IATN has come through for me. I was kindly pointed to the R&R procedure in Alldata and also given information on this repair by my colleagues. The upshot is that in order to repair this bearing/stub shaft and guarantee the repair, the transaxle n...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 3B7HF13Z21
Well like most of you guys said, 2nd was gone. Didn't realize one can adjust the band on these. We followed the procedure and now shifts when its supposed to into 2nd. Customer will drive till problems arise again, and then go with different tranny. Thanks...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L None
Thanks everyone for the great info. After the update I only got one more piece of info. I have had problems with the transmission cooler lines leaking, a lot! I figured it was because of all the running through un-cut fields that I do. I assumed that I was dam...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALC4B149Y
Many thanks to Steven, Rob & Ron who tried to help . the fix is replacing the burnt fuse , there is a fuse block that is taped to wiring harness under dash ,on the left side of glove box .have a nice day .
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L MIL Lamp on, all gauges dead int VIN: 1J4GW48N2Y
thank u for the replies. the corroded wiring was problem on the data line com so all the gauges work now except speedo. cusstomer has taken vehicle as the cost of repair is to high. as per update i'm not sure what the issue was with intermitent speedo and all ... Trouble codes: P1687, B0CM, B0CM.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, @idle=in gear or not VIN: 1LMNHM87A4
Hi guy's, status of FIX is:the car is :still" at the dealer'they still can't fix it. I am thanking Derrick,say's tap on iac w/problem active. #2, Davor said ck fuel adaptives;Did that. #3,Jordan said Ck VREF/view all pids/wiggle,tap test/tap+test maf/ck....
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L engine VIN: 5LMEU68H64
hey guys thanks for everything it turned out to be a coil porblem which was covered under warranty also it had a bad battery which was replaced and this took care of all of the issues i really appreiciate everything
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L compressor VIN: WDBHA23WA6
Thanks again to the hive of autointellecto power of IATN the light of knowledge shown down into the darkness of my ignorance to reveal that any lug nut can push the "rest & defrost" buttons to get a readout of various temp sensors , and given enough time for t...
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2997T
A lot of people hit this one on the head. The alternator belt/pulley update was the fix. I have done probably a dozen of these updates, but for belt wear issues. I also could not find any mention of the missfire issue in the service bulletin. IATN, what a grea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0302, P0304.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66502
After having 2 techs look for these connectors and not find them, we could not waste any more time searching. They were either eliminated or taped into the harness someplace Trouble codes: P1443 (Dump Valve).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L delayed shift VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
we topped off the fluid in the trans and it seems to be better. the delay is not that long only a few seconds. i think vw says this is acceptable.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C2Y
Hello everyone. I want to thank everyone that helped me solve the problem. The main problem was under the intake manifold. It had a plastic breather hose that cracked. It was Roger [...] that recommended me to check the hose. For safety I recommended the cust... Trouble codes: P0139, P1127.
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