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1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L theft deteant VIN: 1G6KS5Y4VU
I was driving this car last week when the heater core sprang a leak. So I took it home, drove it into the garage and replaced it with a new one. I had to disconnet the battery so I could remove the climate control programmer. When I got it back together, The ...
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau 5.0L hvac VIN: 1N69U8S129
customer brought the vehicle in for no heat and heater wont or HVAC wont change from defrost to floor or vents.further inspection lead me to under the dash to the heater box.someone had cut off all the vacuum hoses from the HVAC controller to all the vacuum ac...
1999 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W2X
this is my son's mini van. he is disabled and at 80'000 miles on the van i changed out the o.e.m. fuel pump . befor he wound up stranded on the side of the road. well he droped it off at the shop to day for the work to be done.all went well went he pulled out ... Trouble codes: P1361
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L trans? axle? wheel bearing? VIN: 2G1WX15K11
Itest drove the car. If I backup and then go forward there is a loud crack from the right front. This may happen in the first few feet, or it may be half a block, or it may not do it at all. It only cracks once, and when it happens it feels as though something...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNT13W912
Vehicle can to us with a flashing check engine light and misfire. Has just been tune up by another shop, same problem. Suspect distributor or cam/crank sensor. Has misfire on cylinders 1,2, and 4 with 4 having the most. Very slight misfires on 5. 3 and 6 ok. T... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L front washer pump VIN: 1FALP09570
the problem that i am having is this.i am getting power to the side of the pump that sprays the rear washer but no power to the side of the pump that sprays the front washer. i can watch the switch working on my genysis scanner and i can watch the bcm command ...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L l/f low beam VIN: 1357893567
The l/f HID head light will come on at times,go off,and come on again. No set pattern I can determine--other lights ok. Could not find any info in the archives or tsb's. Per MOD, you start substituting parts-Do not want to do that. Any advice would be most app...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJX35F7S
can a bad glow plug relay cause this fuse to blow. Truck had no previous problems with cold start. Looking for possible reasons for short popping fuse. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L hvac/radio
read two fix post but no fix found. radio will not turn on or off at times, with hvac off blower goes on hot air out vents. replaced new control head blower motor module hvac control module ran extra ground dash behind control head checked rear radio connectio...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no reverse VIN: 1J4GZ58S3W
this jeep lost revese all at onece flued smells burt.if i put trans in nutl the truck moves forward linkig looks ok.the forward gears seem ok .i am going to pull the pan to see .
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L display VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
guys this car is very clean ,, little old ladys car ,, washer warning digital display says low washer fluid , removed inner fender and check wiring ,, OHMED wires ,, seemed ok , checked sensor and that too seemed ok ,, i am getting a code for open or shorted w...
2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P28
This car had a heavy collision on the front of the car.We overhalted it and do other work.Now we near have completed the work.But now the engine light on.Checked with oem tool--P0343 camshaft position sensor A voltage high cylinder 1 P2243 O2 sensor referent v...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Fluid VIN: 4S3BH6658Y
Hello friends. We have this nice import with repeat trans fluid leak appearing to be coming from bellhousing. We pulled the transmission to replace the convertor seal. Reassembled, road tested 10 miles, all looked good. Gave back to the customer, started leaki...
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Unknown
Ok this came in for a vibration at highway speeds, customer was hoping it was the tires that needed to be balanced. When I drove it the vibration would be the worst at 50MPH but was steady throughout all speed ranges. When the vehicle is under a load it gets w...
2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brakes VIN: 5TBDT44124
Hello , I' ve got this Tundra with brake lock up issue . It seems like all four wheels would lock up after several minutes of driving or once it gets some action . Truck was in an accident before , I can actually see a little fold towards the back of firewall ...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L steering rack or pump? VIN: YV1LS5645V
When turning the wheel binds slightly every quarter turn. It happens when turning left and right. At idle and low speeds. We replaced the rack and it made no difference. Can anyone advise? I just learned that if the return elbow in the power steering resivoir ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL58E35
first off i cant thank you all enough for the tips and pointers! After I had replaced the harness it was better but still setting codes and had cool air coming out the driver side exhaust. Driver's side secondary cat was coming apart internally. pulled out fro... Trouble codes: 16684 (random missfire), 16689 (cyl 5 missfire), 16690 (cyl 6 missfire), 16691 (cyl 7 missfire).
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WW12E82
Thanks for all the help guys, come to find out the customer was trying to get over on me! The radio itself was bad and the owners kid let the cat out of the bag right in front of me! It's been like that for over a year. None the less, it was the radio.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Runs too cool VIN: 1GCEK19T84
Hello all, Thanks for all the help. My friend went with the cardboard suggestion. I think he needs a higher temp t stat and a heater core flush too but is unwilling to go further. I don't know why he asked for help. :(
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.9L keyless VIN: 2G1WC58146
Sorry for the late post, have been swamped and an employee short lately. The fix was simply to program the keyless entry module to the correct application. It didn't say anything about that in Alldata or Mitchell, or anything from the dealership on the new o...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13067
Once again, IATN comes through with a solution. What I didn't know is that this is a constant monitored circuit and if the PCM sees an open circuit it will flip the light on. Disconnecting the valve was still an open circuit. The cannister valve back by the ta... Trouble codes: P0449.
1992 Dodge B150 5.2L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HE16Y9N
Received some real good replies, thanks to all of you who took "your" time to help out. It was the PCM, several of you said to try heating it up, and thats what I did and sure enough it worked good. I will not be able to pick up the new PCM till monday however...
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L torque converter engagement VIN: 1FALP52UXV
First I would like to thank all the fellow IATN members for taking their time to help. Most of the replies suggested that the fault would be in the torque converter or the torque converter solenoid, but with an almost universal caution to tear down the trans f...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5MNSH73E97
Thanks for all the replies-replaced the charcoal canister and made sure all the plumbing was clear & vehicle is now fixed.Thanks again Mike Trouble codes: P2422 (Mitchell describes as canister clogging-Solis vent value stuck).
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L 2-3 Upshift VIN: KNDMB23386
Wow! This site is AWESOME! Thanks for your replies! the fix was take the vehicle to the Kia dealer and get a Transmission Flashed! 2 hours and $100 later driving like new! Sure beat pulling it out a 3rd time! Thanks again! Fred
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Cuts out VIN: SALTY12441
thanks very much for all info that the plentium does come off to service coil and feel stupid that you would have to do this and hope there is a way around it.guess i should know as ford is the leader of remove tail light to get to raditor cap deisgn...
2006 Lexus IS350 3.5L Navigation Display VIN: JTHBE26206
Tried the hard power reset procedures. No luck. I recommended a Navi display, customer declined, too costly.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L mop VIN: 1LMLMNJ788
replaced the mop and fixed concern thanks for all the help
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Lifters VIN: 4N2XN11T2X
So the original problem was the oil leak from the rear valve cover which had a gasket actually "broken". 10 mm thick and cracked all the way through - this was leaking on the exhaust. I had used K-seal previously to fix an external head gasket leak. I unde...
2006 Saturn Vue 2.2L Re-Flash VIN: 5GZCZ33DX6
After a few hours with TSI tech support; trying and running out of suggestions; after discussing the problem with another shop down the street; as they have had issues with flashing Saturns as well. We sent it to the other shop figuring there was a problem wi...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YU1SZ58DX1
OK Guys. So this one had several issues. We replaced the plugs with OE from Volvo. Also found 4 of 5 coils cracked down the back. Lastly, we found TSB on replacing the throttle body. So after plugs and coils were done, vehicle was not misfiring, but it did hav... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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