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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Belt VIN: JH4DC53056
Greetings Acura Techs This RSX came to me with a loose serpentine belt. It has a new gates belt that fits too loosely. So I ordered a belt from the Acura dealer. It is even looser than the aftermarket gates belt. The auto tensioner is fine none of the pulleys ...
1996 Dodge Caravan 2.4L No Start VIN: 2B4FP25B2T
Hi gang! On this vehicle the complaint is it will will crank but not run, about 10 days ago the customer came to me to come out and look at his car, when he told me it would crank but not run I told him it "HAS" to come to the shop to properly diagnose. after ...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC2661X
this truck was running ok, and was involved in a wreck with most of the damage to the bed,the pass side and the front bumper, hit a sign with a lower dent to the bumper.my shop towed it in and removed the bed,and we dont see any reason that it wont run. It cra... Trouble codes: P1689
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 2B4GP44352
customer complaint is went thru about a foot of water (flood) since then, on quick take off, dash lights would come on and then go off.i checked tcm, pcm for any moisture.found signs of wetness, so i replaced both modules. problems still exists. i noticed on q...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 5.9L delayed 1-2 up shift VIN: 3D3MX48C57
The truck has high 1-2 up shift on take off at times. It also is down shifting hard on decel in to first gear when coming to a stop. Does not have any codes at this time has any one ran across this before could it be the throttle valve actuator.
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L fluid VIN: 1FTCR14X1N
We have had this 92 Ranger in the shop several times for transmission slipping. Each time the fluid level is low and if we add fluid it shifts better. Customer is adding about 1 quart a week. However, there are no apparent leaks. We have even put this on the l...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP3632W
Good Day Fellow IATN'rs I do not have much background on this vehicle. We service this customers GM vehicles on occassion. Vehicle came in apprx 164 miles ago for MIL on and a report of a stall. Vehicle started no issues,test drove till engine was at temp f... Trouble codes: P0351 (Intergrated igntion A coil failure), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Missfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Missfire)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U92
Hey guys. I need some help on this one. It came in with a complaint of lack of power. I verified it and it has a bad misfire. I checked the cylinder contribution test on my modis and it shows cylinders 4,5, and 6 missing all the time only @ idle. Misfire goes ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L computer/wiring VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Hi All, Thanks in advance for your time. I have a real headache here. My problem is I can not set the folling monitors, o2, heated o2, cat, or evap. replaced o2 sensor in the rear pre cat connector melted but sensor worked. spliced in new connector, had voltag...
2006 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N16
I am work restoring old mustang and am out of the computer loop, this focus has a rough idle and died twice check engine light is on hooked the modis to it w/K-17 key and no communication, then tried global w/K-20 and still nothing all fuses are good. What nex...
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXW46P16
this truck will not start after a heat soak. i found a new calibration that is supposed to cure the 8 injector circuit low faults and the p0611 fuel injector control module circuit fault. it does not address the 2291, injector control pressure too low during e... Trouble codes: P2291, P0611, P0261
2007 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L Radio Control VIN: 1FMFU19517
Customer ran down battery listening to radio, recharged battery. Battery checks ok. Now steering mounted steering radio controls are inoperative - all other radio functions are working ok. We have had problems entering into the radio diagnostic mode. Any sugge...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56PX7
The Truck runs good and strong. We started having an intermittent starting problem when hot. At first we thought the fuel gauge was a little off and the driver was just running out of fuel, because it would read at about 1/8 when it would happen. This occurred...
2003 GMC Safari 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDM19X83
This van has a trouble starting up but not all the time this is the only code I found the fuel pump and tune up was done and the problem still continues. no other code exist and it runs great after its started Trouble codes: P1626
2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Unknown VIN: JNRDR07X91
when let off the gas veh tends to sway or twist like when you have low tire.front end goes side to side under accel or decelerate.feels like sway arm at rear is not connected but it is.driveshaft looks good,only one u-joint at front kind of like a race car w/b...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL 6.0L Right front VIN: 152836458H
I have this 1993 sl600 the right front strut is bottomed out and I cant get it to pump up. Can anyone tell me the bleed procedure or any other help would be greatly appreciated. There are no codes stored in the computer.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Power Steering VIN: 1G2WP12K9X
I replaced the power steering pump on this car to fix a leak. A reman Delco unit was used. The next day, a seal on the rack started leaking. I replaced the rack with an aftermarket reman unit and now the power steering doesnt work as well as it should. There i...
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L Readiness VIN: YV1VW2525Y
Hello and thanks for your time. I have a problem with readiness on this 2000 V40 Volvo it is this, The first test to run should be fuel system, misfire monitor, and comprehensive components monitor. Now these tests are continuously monitored says OBD2. As evap...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
OK Thanks for all the replies. The fix was actually simple, the old IAC did not work and the last place that worked on it tuned the base idle screw down. I tried a half a$$ idle relearn before I posted , it didn't work. You must do the procedure EXACTLY. It i... Trouble codes: 13 (Unable to lower idle).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S11
Bad exhast valve prolbem with the seat,sent car to auction.Thanks to all Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4).
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21RX8
Thanks guys!...here's what I learned 1) under warranty until 100,00. We had 107000 2) Loosed by hand if possible, thanks Alex, we had lock tight red so that didnt even work, had to cut all 8 off and drill into the tabs to keep from spinning and used an old st... Trouble codes: P0088.
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS36P7P
With a new converter on the car, the emissions were still the same!! But we never got that new cat smell, so we took it off. The area for the biscuit is about 6 inches deep, but has only about 1 to 2 inches of material. So we had another cat put on where the w...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2NE52F63
After reading twelve responces to my delema the common theme among them was the ignition switch. I wish i were patient eneough or had time to actally test the circuits as failure was occuring to "pinpont" diagnose. But on a friday before leaving on vacation i ... Trouble codes: 1265 (key buzzer).
1989 Saab 900 2.0L Ignition Switch VIN: YS3AR45D6K
Thanks for the input. We swapped out the five pin electrical part(it was, in fact a five terminal (none broken off)), for a new six pin electrical part. Mechanical part of old switch (key part) was badly worn, which is why customer purchased and brought us ent...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Steering VIN: JF1GG79616
first i would like to thank all that took the time to offer help,over 23 replies!.To clarify the original problem,the shutter would only happen at very slow speeds & when stopped and turning steering.This ruled out the common problem of the viscous coupler,whi...
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