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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 16, 2011
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1997 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44R6V
This is my personal vehicle, so bear with me. For the last 3 months, I have had this annoying misfire at idle and on acceleration, ONLY when the idle is less than 1,000 rpm. If the van is cold and the high idle keeps it at 1000rpm or higher, the misfire is n...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L speedometer VIN: 1B4HS38N02
Hi fellow techs, Durango came in with left turn signal working OK but speedo jumps to 20 mph sitting still.Right side OK.Also headlights on make this happen,then customer sald that pushing the brake pedal made the back wiper come on,I could not make this happe...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Hard start cold VIN: 3FAHP37543
The car came back to us after the head repair when the weather got cold (below freezing lets say). It will start fine in 50* air but not in 20* air. When we had finished the head job, the car would not idle. The timing marks were checked/double/triple checked ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Reverse VIN: 1FTPX14584
Truck came into shop with no reverse or slow engagement after warm-up, rebuilt tranny with new reverse clutches and forward components. Found burnt clutches and replaced all servos. Replaced transmission with same problem, rebuilt a second time and replaced va...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L hard start VIN: 1FDWF36P54
Hi All, Just last week we replaced HPOP (and it's pressure/quick disconnect line), ICP, IPR, Oil Cooler, EGR Cooler. We had a real tough time. We did NOT pull cab. My back is near broken. Had received advice from here, in fact.. Problem was, it came in crank ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Timing Belt VIN: JURARQ5Y7W
What are the proper timing marks to usew on the crank shaft and is to be set at tdc or 15 degrees atc
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 5.9L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GZ88Z7W
Vehicle comes in with an intermittant chug at 40-45mph on light acceleration.inspected ignition components and replace cap and rotor due to excessive wear.Found pump and fuel pressure good. Tested ignition coil for drop out while driving.No loss of coil during...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L engine
Hi fellow mazda techs, I have a protege 5 that has consumed 3 litres of oil in 6000k. Customer brought vehicle in stating that the oil light would come on going around corners. Drained oil measured only .5 litres in crank case. Car was purchased used by owner ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L goes to limpmode VIN: 6381142315
this vito goes into limp mode intermittently,turning off ign and restarting will reset system till next time,code 045 craknshaft signal magnet missing replaced crank angle sensor,only magnet i can find is in the sensor,cannot find much info on this,any ideas , Trouble codes: 045 (crankshaft signal magnet missing), 046 (crankshaft signal speed implausibly high)
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L hazard turn signals VIN: 1GNV203JE3
please help,3rd post this month,i have this eclipse that the turn signals and hazard flashers dont work i have tried a drivers fusebox with etac on backside and i have plugged in another whole column (turnsignal,ignition,whole column)i tested all fuses and dia...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hydraulics VIN: JA3AJ86E53
Car came in with poor clutch function. Wouldn't engage until nearly at top of pedal travel. Determined clutch was in need of rebuild. New slave cylinder installed as well as all new internals; also new line from master cylinder to slave. Disc resurfaced. Sent ...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L rear suspension VIN: 4S4BP62C05
Hello IATN members. I would like to direct this question towards Subaru Techs. We have this 2005 outback wagon here that has a strange ride-handling phenomenon while driving with back seat passengers and luggage in the cargo aria. When driving in adverse weath...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W3R
this truck refuses to start. We've tried replacing the coil and the distributor, the plugs, starting on propane, starting on carb cleaner. distributor is not giving out a cam or crank sensor signal, but i am getting injector pulse and spark. fuel pump isn't ru...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L heat VIN: WBAAM334XY
Sent vehicle to another repair facility, reset hvac with BMW tool. Customer says heat ok. Fine with me.
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling system VIN: 1G6KD54Y2X
Well fellow techs boss opt to not invest anymore time on this one. Almost all replies had said that the head bolts pulling out of blocks causing problems with overheating. Fix was to pull heads and install headgasket and timeserts ( very costly ). Most had sai...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L All Electrical VIN: 2G1WF55E51
Well it turned out to be the Body Control Module. Rick & Andrew hit the nail on the head. I really appreciate everyone taking time out of their day to help out a fellow technician. Everyone had great ideas. After talking to the parts department at my dealer th...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14X95
thanks to all that repied. some of you asked about the coil wire having high resistance or an open. checked that it was 1400 ohms witch is barley in specs. since it calls for less than 1000 ohms per foot. tried another one anyway although made no difference si...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 23456R7H55
Well after getting side stepped by CPS being unplugged and would not start second time unplugged I pulled some hair went thru all the test again. After checking all spark found with CPS plugged only got spark @ front center Cylnder.[had not read another post w... Trouble codes: P0352.
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Rear Wiper VIN: 1B3HB28B27
i had to send this one to the dealer as not having anyone change the configuration on the dealer side,funny thing i just had a call on another one with same problem.sometimes having dealer tools just isnt enough.i have had another dodge ram that the tipm was r...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L power sliding door VIN: 1JV343SJ08
thanks for allyour help i had to send this one to dealer also it was still under warranty.and when i talked about replacing modules,customer decided to go to dealer,thanks again.
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53283
Thank you to all that replied. We sent this car to the dealer and they have it at the present moment. They have had it for a week and have not found anything concrete. They found a small vacuum leak on a hose that was messing with the o2 readings and the alc...
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L timing chain VIN: SAJDA24C4Y
We did successfully start the Jaguar using the procedure we were questioning. I hope this clarification post helps others to clear up an ambiguity. Thanks for your comments
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJA72301
This vehicle will not be fixed...After having received several replies and most of them pointing towards the wiring harness, spoke with client to tell him what my next step would be, client declined and is going to "junk" the car...after all this..ahh well.. ... Trouble codes: P0303.
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L bas esp lights VIN: WDBJH82J73
thanks for all your help i replaced the steering angle sensor turned wheel back and forth and all lights went off.i used a better scan tool i-scan 2 to get codes.thanks again for all your help
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L p-1 VIN: 1N4BA41E56
Thanks for all the replies. After going over the options with my Mom. Valve body vs. New trans (w/crap warranty) vs. used trans - she wants a used trans. So we will be putting a used trans in this one. Thanks for all the help!
2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Unknown
First I want to say thanks for all the replies. A lot of you said check the driveline and ujoints. There was no indication anything was wrong there. There was no play in the joints, appeared to be no binding, and the condition was only present in gear with loa...
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