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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8321W
Hey folks trying to find info on a code 00032 that i have no info on. I try not to work on these but a real good cust just bought this cheap and ask me to get it running for his daughter. It has a real hard time starting cold, but once it warms up it will fire... Trouble codes: 00032 (Unknown)
1988 Chevrolet P30 7.4L a/c bracket VIN: 1GBKP37W3J
I need your help! I had a young tech take apart this engine.He is no longer around.I cannot figure out the a/c bracket configuration.If anyone has a picture of the front of a 454 motorhome engine showing the bracket set-up E-Mail to me at [...]@wildblue....
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7L Transmission VIN: 1GNEK18K3S
This is my own personal vehicle and my first Tahoe. After this experience, it will probably be my last too, lol :). I understand that there are probably a few different repairs needed but I figured I would throw all the symptoms out there because the truck has...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L bcm VIN: 2G1WF55K5Y
car came in for intermittent no start. tested for draw and had a draw ranging form 1.5 amps to .04amps. narrowed it down to the bcm/ecm/cluster fuse. unplugged bcm and draw does away. unplugged cluster, radio, light switch, steering column wires, all relays an...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L no dim lights VIN: 2G1W55K319
car came in no dim lights drl will work if you have the dimmer on brights . I can ground the dim lights & they work but all the time . checked all the grounds according to ground dis. OK , no signal from multifunction for dims tried one no change . tried bcm n...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Charging Indicator VIN: 1G1ND52J13
Hi all. Thanks in advance for your help on this one. Last week our customer came in complaining that the charging indicator light comes on during a cold start and stay on for about 5 seconds. My initial assumption was that this should be a normal lamp check so...
2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L speed sensor VIN: 2CNDL63F05
I have a c0036 code lf wheel speed sensor, i drove the car wt the scan tool to see the data on the sensors, and i see tha, if go 40 mph on the car, scan tool is reding 80, so it look like is redeing doble of what the speed is, if any one seen this i will apch ...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCEC14Z56
This vehicle arrived here after having repairs performed at another shop (plugs, ignition wires & both knock sensors. The mil was on and had code p0300 random misfire detected. The misfire is specifically at cylinder #1. The misfire is only at idle. Checked en... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23X9V
We replaced fuel pump and relay, but still have no power to pump.No codes found can jump fuel pump and works fine.on scanner auto shut down shows on. i am thinking ecm or ig switch. anyone no about auto shut down as poss couse
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L 2-3,3-4 shift VIN: 1B4HS28N11
we are not a transmission shop, need to know if it can be fixed or best to replace, this tranny seems to slip in 2nd and third and then upshifts hard, only when hot, and only when OD is on. no codes are stored. I have read many post with many problems with the...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD0PD74455
does anyone know where exactly i can find the fuel pump relay ? no electrical power to in-tank fuel pump . in alldata and mitchell wiring diagrams , they both show a seperate relay for the pump with no location . any help would be appreciated .
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Battery Charge Light VIN: 1B3HB48B37
Customer states light has been on for over a year (comes and goes) with no apparent ill affects on the battery. Dealer can find nothing wrong. Charge output is on spec as is battery drain test. The only apparent problem is the light itself. Any thoughts would ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF37F25
GOOD EVENING FORD 7.3L TECS. This truck was dropped off several days ago, complaint was, runs great 5 -100 miles. Stop for cup of coffee and truck will not restart, til it cools down for several hours. Cranks fine, lots of battery power, has rpm signal when cr... Trouble codes: P0476 (p0478-), P0478
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Washers VIN: 1FMRU17L7W
Hope someone has run into this one. Truck came in with front windshield washers inoperative. Rear wiper and washer worked normal. Washer motor would not run when the wash button was pushed. Checked pump motor and found that it will run both was by reversing ...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L readiness monitors VIN: 1FAFP47V5W
Hi - This Mustang will not run its readiness monitors. When running a readiness monitor cycle with Ford's IDS software it flagged the fuel level as to low - sure enough the Fuel Level Indicater shows 0. The gas gauge works correctly. It appears that circuit 29... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L heating VIN: 1FALP23F10
Heat seems to increase as RPM's increase, acts like Tstat but radiator hoses not getting as warm as heater hoses. This veh does have front and rear heater. Has anyone had problem with clogged cores? I was thinking it might be water pump but not sure of that, a...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument panel lights VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Hello:I have this vehicle that came in on hook with the battery diconected.I conected the battery and vehicle would not start and the instrument panel lights are on even with the key off.Found fuse #9 and #16 blown replaced fuses and vehicle started.Customer s...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Anti Theft VIN: 1FTZX1721Y
The truck was towed in for no start, found no fuel pressure and noticed anti theft light on dash flashing as well as just dashes across the digital odometer read out. Found blown fuse under dash and replaced and was able to drive vehicle in to the shop. After ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L drive-train VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Hello all and thanks in advance, I have this 2002 ford explorer with auto 4wd, that had been driving fine until the other day when we received a snow storm and the owner had pushed the 4x4 high button before going down a heavily snow covered road, after gettin...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Not being a diesel guru i took this on for a good customer. Truck misses at idle and will set a p0308 and p0284 cylinder contrubution #8 code. I have done the valve cover and wirineg harness on these before so i pulled the valvecover on the drivers side and fo... Trouble codes: P0284, P0308
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKYF18545
customer originally complained of intermittant lock up of brakes, like abs was acting up.when vehicle arrived, we pulled a code 84-1, sensor logic failure, which we cant find any info from alldata or even google. It also had a vsa light on. We replaced the vsa...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Radio/Rear Defrost VIN: 5NPEV46F36
This one has got me, The radio plays fine untill you turn on the rear defrost. It then has static, like the antenna is unpluged. I have another 06 sonata that works fine I swapped the Glass Antenna Module, harness, and the Radio from one car to the other, stil...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5MNSH73E97
Men we need guidance on this repair-Ty J I hope you can shed knowledge on this system-diagnosed code P2422 & replaced canister close valve (high failure rate I believe) Vehicle came back with same code-this valve is operational and this system does not have a ... Trouble codes: P2422 (Mitchell describes as canister clogging-Solis vent value stuck)
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D4R
Thanks in advance to those who can help!! The issue I'm having with this Inf.has inter. no start-cranks wont run. The issue is that the plugs seem to be fuel fouling. I have looked at prior posts and TSBs and they have not led me to a conclusion. In my testing...
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L drivetrain VIN: JNKCP11A82
Only after the ambient temperature reaches around 70 degrees or higher, When road testing I get a knocking noise (similar to a loose exhaust pipe hitting the under side of the floor board). It only make that noise when accelerating under "normal" start or a li...
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Engine VIN: JACDJ58X1Y
Engine has loud whinning noise at front of engine: replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioner & idler pulleys & tension adjuster. Noise is still the same and is present without serpentine belt installed. The cam pulleys drive 2 cam gears inside the front of t...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L abs VIN: SAJEA01U33
Help please Jaguar techs!! We have this S-Type setting a c-1285 fault for the booster solenoid. We want to run the relative tests (I understand control module failures are common)But test information available to us does not specify which of the three solenoid...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S6Y
All my tests are passing even put the gas cap on the smog machine and tested cap PASSED. I even found a vacuum canister that would have been very hard to find (behind headlamp) it passes a vacuum decay test . I removed parts of sys one by one and leak tested ,... Trouble codes: P1494 (Leak decetioon pump solenoid / circuit)
2010 Mazda 3 S 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BL1596A
Customer bought the car from the auction. Mil is on. customer went to dealer but dealer won't cover it under warrenty because the car had an accident. P0172, p0300 are stored in pcm. the car runs great. Shaking a little when it is idling. Oxygen sensor test ok... Trouble codes: 300 (Random Missfire), 172 (B1 Fuel Trim Rich)
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65J3Y
hello,and thanks for any input.customer states that car starts ok unless it is very cold. it has been 12-20f every morning here the last week or was towed in last night.scanned for codes and got p1233,act icing up.found nothing on alldata for this code.... Trouble codes: 01233 (air charge temp icing)
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Windows VIN: WMWRC334X2
Customer states that the windows move very slow only when it is hot outside thay work fine when it is cold. All windows.
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
car came in as a no start. replaced dist and now starts but runns poorly and keeps setting p0340. tried second dist with no help. tested power to dist and has batt voltage. also has solid ground. yellow wire with dvom is 2.5 or 2.6 volts and blue is .2 to .3. ... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 5N1AR16W95
Hi, have a 4.0 pathfinder w/ oil in the radiator neck and bottle. Pressurized the system for an hour and no sign of coolant in the trans cooler, oilcooler, or at drainplug. Question, please- Where is the likely source of this oil? Archives and internet point...
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 3G2JB1248T
Customer brought in car as intermittent no start. He had already replaced plugs wires coils etc.I Scanned and found invalid key code. installed new passlock & tumbler all was good. Next morning get call that car will not start. Towed it in and right away notic... Trouble codes: P1601 (Loss of serial communication)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E72
This one was towed in for a no start and dead battery. After replacing battery it started and ran fine. On restart it would cranks but not start security light is not flashing. It has spark, fuel pressure, but no injector pulse. The inj. do have B+ and it will... Trouble codes: P2965
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BG68SXW
Have this Subaru overheat problem. Customer was driving over mountain pass and vehicle overheated. Found coolant does not seem to be circulating. Replaced thermostat, replaced radiator, still overheats. Replaced thermostat again with OE style t-stat with the "...
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Turbo? VIN: JF1SG69654
Vehicle came in with the MIL on and cruise control lite flashing. Had codes P0011 ("A"cam pos B1) & P0021 ("A" cam pos B2). No oil on dip stick (holds 5 qts, down 2, added 1 to road test.) NOTE: Oil change not to exceed 3,750 miles & customer routinely goes ov...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2VK12E9N
This is my personal car. This thing is massively overfueling. I am a Ford fleet tech so all of my info is for Fords. I don't have access to any Toyota info thus why I am posting. I was able to get my hands on a test for the vane airflow meter. It was only a te...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L vsc trac VIN: JT3HT05J1Y
Help! i have a 2000 landcruiser that when you start it all is fine but as soon as you place it in gear trac and vsc lamp come on even with vehicle not moving it sets the same code every time c 1207 i have found it to be related to pnp switch and start signal b...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B21
this vehicle has a remanufactured engine (unknown builder), we verified timing marks are ok, check connections to vvt solenoids (customer stated that they are new, and appear so), tested cam sensors, ok. on a 2 trip drive cycle p1346 comes back on, runs normal... Trouble codes: P1346
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Truck came in because it would crank for extensive period of time and then finally start. Tried to start truck and would just crank. Held the ignition over for 10 sec each time, doing it 5 times. No start or even the attempt of starting. Towed truck into shop...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R83
Customer brought in this car for timing belt and waterpump replacement. Everything goes well but when I got it done and ready to ship it, the check engine light flash rapidly. Check for codes and none found on all module. Engine does not feel like misfire. Rec...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWZZZ1JZX
air con compressor not switching on. 5052 can see engine ecu measure block 19 zone 3 switch on and stay on .measure block zone 4 switches to [...] for 2 seconds compressor & fan kick in & then switches off & zone 4 switch [...].am getting 12 v at compres...
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Variable Valve Timing VIN: YV1TS90D6X
Installing the cylinder head back on this vehicle. On the instructions it says to turn the variable valve timing unit clockwise to its stop so that the unit is in its end position then install upper timing cover. What is happening when we turn it clockwise t...

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1984 BMW 528e 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBA0K7305E
I am sorry all for the delay on this vehicle. A close friend's/customer's daughter has been in intestive care with her genetic illness. Been Helping out there. Nonetheless, I got time yesterday to get to work on this. Here is what I have found: I have a w...
1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBACB4313P
Thanks to all who gave of their valuable time to reply. Many of you listed the components on this particular circuit, most of which had already been eliminated via our schematic through Alldata. Do need to see if there is a flashlight charger in the glove box,...
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Oil Press/Level Indicator VIN: WBABS33431
I just replaced the oil pressure switch with an OEM from the BMW dealer, so far so good! I will call this one fixed!
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA73584
Thank you very much to all of you that answer my request. The MOST loop for programing is located behind the glove compartment shock (on the left) and below the portable flash light. There is a small plastic cover about 2in. by 2in. that have to be remove with...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L steering column VIN: 1G6KD54Y5X
Thanks for the response, sorry for the lack of details, I have a new tech who is just learning of the wonderful world of IATN! Salvador was the winner, we removed the mechanical linkage from the column and lubed the heck out of it. Grandma is now shifting her ...
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Stall, high idle- at times VIN: 1G1AY078XC
Thanks to ALL that replied, I wish I had the time to thank you all in person! there was no vacuum leak, the car had an aftermarket ecm and prom (hyp---ech), so we obtained a good used ECM and OE prom, made sure all the idle and timing settings were to spec - ...
1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54T8L
thank you all of you it tuned out that the injectors were bad having an ohm reading of 5.00 arowned there replaced injectors car runs like a champ
1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC8443P
Thank you for all of the replies, after informing the customer of the needed testing and inspection he declined to repair the car. We believe that the fix would have been the flywheel as it had a little wobble while cranking.
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNFK16Z53
I live in a very remote area and some times these vehicles do not get back to me for weeks at a time. I don't have this one figured out yet, but IATN wants me to close this request, and I cant figure out how to update it again. So I guess this is a close with ...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L oil pressure VIN: 2G1FP22K12
well fellas most of you hit it on the nose. i first pulled valve covers and found no problems. So then i pulled the pan and found the pickup screen clogged.What i thought was weird is there was no sludge anywere else. I found out when customer picked up car sh...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L hard starting VIN: 2G1WW12E93
thank's for all the help,turns out the fuel pump was weak,almost no flow,pressure regulator leaked slightly overnight with vacuum hose off.replaced that too. i rechecked fuel pressure with transducer instead of gauge and hose,rear pressure was under forty psi....
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L 4x4 VIN: 1GNFK16Z24
The customer dropped off the vehicle and I disconnected the ATC fuse in the under hood fuse box and reconnected in about 30 seconds and the TCCM came back online.I did not need to replace or program this one.I have another one coming in next week,we will have ...
1996 Dodge B1500 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2B7HB21X6T
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L compression VIN: WD2PD64384
Fellow techs, thanks for the help. This one is sure one for the ages, Found the alternator locking up and dropping the cranking RPM below 200. Apparently on a 2.7L spinter, it will not start under 200 RPM. I had 175 RPM. After rebuilding the alternator ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMYU93103
Thanks for all the help. It turned out to be a right half shaft from cardon that we had already replaced. The after market parts are getting worse and worse. The other day i had a fuel pump that i replaced from spectra. The first pump did not work at all then ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L High Idle Only 5th And Reverse Code Po962 VIN: 1FDFAF57P8
alex from goergia was very discriptive and helpful with very good information. It was the violet/yellow wire 4 inches into the loom on trans side. the wire was corroded with green death half way through.thankyou to everyone we were all on the right track. i di...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L calibration VIN: 2FAFP74W65
The fix was a Hypertech Max Energy power programer part # 42006. It was very straight forward and quick 10 min. or less. We purchased from United Speed World in Pensacola Fl. (very impressed with their customer service- Thanks Stan) Adjustable Features 1...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMZK02185
Thanks for all the great replies, sorry it was actually a Freestyle not a Freestar, we found a bulliten for a long crank hard start so I reflashed the pcm and cleaned the throttle body. What a differance. Trouble codes: P0316 (missfire occured in the 1st 1000 rpm).
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 4.8L oil level VIN: 1GTEK19V3Y
Hoping this one is fixed. Customer has had vehicle for a while now and says the oil is not coming up. I replaced 2 injectors and the fuel regulator. Also unhooked the evap system. If the oil does not rise then I will hook up the evap again. Thanks to any of yo...
2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Crank Sensor VIN: 2HJYK16428
well i check the alternator and it was tight. there were two grounds on the engine that we checked. the one by the coolant hose had 3.2 ohms. the other by the p/s pump had 1.5. cleaned both and test drove vehicle over 120 miles on the weekend. so far no c...
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Engine VIN: W33X002781
Thanks to all who replied. While we like to think we can fix almost anything having a fresh perspective helps. With you help, the owner & I decided it would be in her best interest to replace the engine with a used one. Just waiting now for one to come through...
1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Alternator VIN: SAJHY1748L
A lot of good answers did put me back in the right track. As Louis, Scott and Bob mentioned, alternators can be self-excited when rpm increase. Just as I had experienced with this one. With the load dump module unplugged, I could still accelerate once and sta...
2004 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J4GL48K74
Thanks to every man who offered their suggestions and time. The focus here - came directly back to the simple clear directions that were not existing through repair guides. The two engines were same year - 04. The engine did not have variable timing. The val...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Blend Door VIN: 1LNFM81W7E
hello everyone all of you were right.i went ahead replaced the evap. case.boy it was a job.but it feels good knowing its done right.everything works great.i replaced both motors to.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF65J23
before i tell you what the fix was i first want to thank those who shared thier information.I was convinced it was the cam sensor but every time i checked the signal with vantage it was fine and without a code i was not putting any more parts on without good r...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Sbc VIN: WDBUF70J14
Greatly appreciate the time you all took out of your busy schedules to help with this one. It ended up being the SBC Control Module, which luckily was covered under warranty. Sent it to the dealer and it was covered under warranty. Thanks again, you gu...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Heater temp VIN: 1MEFM58U4X
After flushing the cooling system & replacing the Thermostat; I still had no heat. I back flushed the heater core(numerous times). At the end, the heater core had to come out. It was just to clogged to flush it clean. After I removed & Installed the heater cor...
2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34055
The vehicle was towed out today to customer's choice of shops for valve train work. I gave him my findings and my assessment of the problem, i.e. bent valve(s)/broken springs on cyl. #6 and said that, being a one man shop, I could not do this heavier repair. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfires), P0306 (6 cylinder misfire).
1985 Plymouth Caravelle 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3BJ46D9F
This one is Repaired. As most mentioned the Vacuum line to the MAP as part of Power Module in the right sick plate inside of cab was old and cracked. We repair the line and the engine ran fine. Thanks to all that replied we could not have repaired it without y... Trouble codes: 12 (Module Power Lost), 13 (MAP-Vacuum).
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fluid bleeding etc. VIN: JT4VN36H7L
Thank's for the info about that early ABS system, first time I've seen anything like it. Once my apprentice found and followed the bleed proceedure for this vehicle (bleed the longest line first) it had brakes. It would appear that bleeding through the load se...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Gear removal VIN: 3VWDC21V8Y
Yes the pin came out. The mushroomed looking end of pin actually has a shoulder. I drove pin from other side. Punch of right size and a heavy hammer and wow it moved. Rest was easy. If it wasn't my own car it would have a new distributor. Thank you.
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V82
Thanks to all for the great replies, I sprayed water near the coil and it died instantly. Replaced with a oe coil. Also replaced the crank sensor and problem solved. The coil was the problem however with a crank sensor code we didnt want a no start comeback. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0725, P1780, P1850.
2005 Volkswagen V6 2.8L door locks and power mirrors VIN: WVWW63B75E
I'm happy to report that this one is fixed. Just to clear up a couple of things that I either omitted or provided incorrect info in my original post, the vehicle was a Passat V6 and the codes that I listed weren't retrieved from the Central Control Unit(couldn...
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