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2000 Acura EL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHMB4549Y
Hi, Some weeks ago, a clients come at our shop with a acura 1.6 el 2000 (canadian model, honda civic HX for usa). The rpm always move to 1000 rpm to 2000 rpm. When the engine has reached is normal temperature. In the garage, i'll ajust the idle at 800tr/min ... Trouble codes: P0505
1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L abs VIN: WAUGD28DXW
Hello fellow techs, I have this Audi that has been to many shops in the city and comes to me with a fed up customer. The problem is in the ABS system. There are no codes. It has the symptoms of the ABS coming on at 20 miles an hour on down with moderate to hea...
1988 BMW 535i 3.5L Hazzard lights and indicators VIN: WBAHD12040
Where is the location of the flasher unit? My Haynes 3 and 5 series BMW manual shows the flasher unit (relay)Above the ignition switch under the steering column shrouds.This brown relay is on this car but only terminals 85 and 86 (winding) connections are mad...
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADM6346X
99 bmw 528i,will not start in the morning! takes 15 minutes,once it does everything works perfect till the next morning,no codes,replaced CTS but still dont start... i don't know much about bmw systems and i don't have that much infirmation in alldata..
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Transfer case VIN: 1GNET16SG3
1/28/11 came in for four wheel drive not working. We replaced damaged gears,sleeve,thrust washer,bearing in the right housing.After test driving, the encoder motor brake would not hold. It was replaced with a dealer part.It left with the four wheel drive worki...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Radio VIN: 3C4FY58B25
When the car is started and the key returns to the running position the radio quits after about 15 seconds. I replaced the ignition switch because it seemed logical that was the only variable. I have the same condition. The radio will also play indefinitely in...
1998 Dodge Durango 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9W
Came to me with a very long first to second gear shift, No codes found. Fluid is clean. was serviced about 10,000 miles ago with chry. fluid and filter. Customer said it started all at once.
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18208
Hi folks. Kinda know where I'm going with this, but still wanted to throw it out there. Originally came in w/ P0404. Checked things out & cleared code. Came back a few days later w/ P406. Checked egr operation w/ modis, checked wiring. egr working.Checked tsb'... Trouble codes: P0404 (p0406-), P0406
2006 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L Engine bearings VIN: KMHJM81BR6
Afternoon guys. Having problems accessing the Hyundai info service and alldata doesnt have this model listed. I really need accurate torque specifications for the main and big end caps for the hyundai G4GC Beta engine. Appreciate any help thanks.
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Warning Bell VIN: SAJDA03N12
Hi guys - thanks in advance for reading this and for any help you might be able to give. Really appreciated. Warning bell continues to ding intermittently even when all doors are closed and car has been driven for quite some time. No indication of doors being...
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: J12KURYHF4
Greetings to all Lexus Masters out there... I just had this GX towed in from a Lexus dealer. The problem is that the vehicle starts up just fine, but when dropped into drive or reverse the truck just stalls out... and does this everytime, there are no codes st...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L COMAND Sysem. VIN: WDBUF83J85
Hey follow IATNers, I have this E500, 211,Benz--from a body shop--that has a two part problem.. it was a rear end hit, apparently a pretty good one at that. They stated this all happened after the accident so, I'm inclined to believe my problem is in the rear ...
2005 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L security VIN: 1G8AL52F84
Please help,never saw this before vehicle came in for an inter. No start found tsb for ignition switch replaced with dealer part.problem still occured so we replaced with a new bcm no it wont relearn security.when you try to start it cranks for 2 seconds on th...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853W
Hello everyone! this subaru is owned by a parts person that likes to buy online and bring them to me for installation.well i replaced the front 02 sensor as she requested,took it out for drive cycle,and cat and o2 monitors would not set,and of course the light... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater circuit malfuntion bank1sensor1)
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 4TASN92N4X
members hope everyone is doing well,working on my personal veichle,timing belt ,water pump,plugs and wires,after finishing the work went to start and its like its off a tooth,starts but has no power and its popin like its timing so rechecked all my marks every...

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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N02
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13546
iatn members sorry for the delay,customer took car to the dealer they changed the cats out under warranty,all is good now ,thanks for everyones input
1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52K9S
Sorry for taking so long closing this. This was a real test. I think I threw every part at this thing except maybe injectors. Out of 28 techs that responded 8 nailed it. It ended up being the harness that runs behind the ballancer had worn through and was a sh... Trouble codes: P0703 (Brake switch circuit), P0501 (Speed sensor circuit), P0755 (Shift solenoid B fault), P1361 (Ignition Control Signal not toggling), P1619 (Engine oil life reset switch circuit), P0705 (Trans. range switch circuit).
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L headers glow VIN: 1G1AP87LOB
Hey group, sorry for the long wait on a fix. My car is running very rich at idle causing the glowing headers. If it wasn't dark outside I would of never notice, except for the smell from the exhaust. Also the idle speed gets a little too high when engine is ho...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cuts out VIN: 3GNFK16Z14
Dropped fuel tank and found wiring harness partially chafed
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: 1GCEC19VX3
This one is fixed.Thanks to all that replied.I cleaned all grounds and replaced connector at throttle body. But what actually fixed it was a new thottle body.Using my scanner and looking at tps% and app2 koeo while slowly depressing the accelerator i noticed t... Trouble codes: P1515.
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR44H48
Well guys I think we can call this one fixed on two accounts. One we educated the customer on what to expect from their van when using E85 in cold weather. Secondly I did change the front O2 sensor and plugs with OEM parts. Reset PCM and test drove another 50 ... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1 low input.).
1998 Ford LT8501 LOUIS 8.3L Vibration VIN: 1FDZW86E5W
This one is fixed. It ended up being the compressor which is right below the injection pump. What i did after looking at everything else was to have some one underneath the truck while i brought the rpm up little by little and noticed that the compressor start...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L overdrive/freewheels VIN: 1FTNE24L36 fixed.& yes I was told by all of you that it was internal problem.when the trans was taken apart the overdrive was trash and most of the trans was really bad too.and still no codes.we installed a different been like five days and no word from th...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
thank you iatn members for all of the help. i started with the basics again. cleared codes and found major misfire began on cyl 1. eliminated ignition as the problem. had 145 psi compression on all cylinders, so moved to the injectors. the injectors were all n... Trouble codes: P1399.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJKX604XX
Thanks to all who responded. My post was specifically for the lean codes on B1 & B2 & that was fixed with the new MAF sensor but the TB was part of the whole repair going on with this car too. The new MAF at full throttle produced about 220g/s at engine redlin... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Front Differential VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
I was unable to locate the issue with this suv we checked for bent diff housing but was ok and had checked for torque to turn spec. and was ok also the patern is good and should last a hundred years, I suspect a front drive line problem as was stated in one of...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WJ52M4W
Hey guys thanks for all your replies, this has been a real bugger that I could not get rid of. What fixed it was the EGR valve. On my scan tool I noticed it was showing 13-15% at idle when the computer wanted to see 0%(desired). As soon as I got off idle the ... Trouble codes: P0405 (EGR sensor cicuit low volage).
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT856A014R
well the jury is still out on this one.i did manage to get the shaking throughout the car fixed with a new trans mount, damaged by a trans shop previously.but the misfire is still there.i changed oe cap, rotor, wires,spark plugs,o2s sensor, i rechecked compres...
2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBK33V96
thanks for the help, very useful. replaced the faulty coils with OE coils(metalic finish around boot),codes have not returned.i also balanced the tires anyway just to avoid the future p0300 comeback.
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