Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for March 27, 2011
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L Compression on Startup VIN: WBACG7324T
This is my personal vehicle which I picked up cheap. Keep in mind that I am not super-familiar with BMW vehicles. I didn't want it, but it was offered to me for the right price and its not too shabby of a car. One of the issues with it occurs after it sits fo...
View
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGL63462
vehicle belongs to an up and coming tech's(apprentice's) MOM ... had cel on for lean codes left and right. engine performed acceptable with slight roughness at idle when cold(found plugs saturated with oil from inserts).. my observation was alternator bracket ...
View
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Drive or 3rd VIN: 2G1WX12K4Y
the trans was serviced 1 week before problem new fluid (Filled to the correct level @ Hot)and filter. No problems befor that (The trans actually felt stronger).Had very small amount of particles on magnet in pan.Installed a very strong rare earth magnet inplac...
View
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 48YH177688
This s-10 belongs to a relitive of mine 600 miles away. When its below 40 degees outside the truck will crank but not start. He took it to his local guy and they have installed a fuel pump and a crank sensor. Still no dice so i go to visit and took the scanner...
View
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNCS18X93
i have a s10 blazer with the 4.3 and the heater core is blocked. came in for no heat i found the heater core plugged and was wondering if there were anything i could use to break up the gelled coolant or is the heater just done for. has gm or anyone else found...
View
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L shifting VIN: 1B7CL2AX91
This has been my personal vehicle for 2 years, and at different times has shown occasional late shifts. Performed trans service and pulled code P1762. Thought I should replace both Governor Solenoid and Sensor together. Sensor not in stock so replace solenoid....
View
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA64SX5
Jeep came in with cat below eff. And o2 heater and nvld stuck or short to ground found o2 sensors hooked up incorrectly corrected wiring fixed ran all monitors po425 comes back in one drive cycle all others ok Trouble codes: P0452 (Nvld pressure sw stuck closed)
View
2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Orc,Wcm VIN: 1J8HG58216
Got one for you Iaccoca Dealer Guru's. Got this '06 Commander that has codes in several modules for vin mismatch/invalid. When I went in with my Star Scan, the WCM module was missing the first 2 numbers of the software code and the ORC module was missing the f...
View
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A5X
This car came in with the check engine light on with poor fuel economy,hesitation going up hills or under load.It idles just fine,you cannot see or feel a missfire.The customer wanted all plugs changed,they needed it.I change the air filter too it was really d... Trouble codes: P1320, P0100, P0300
View
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L interior lighting VIN: 1G27G55856
this vehicle came in with the complaint that the interior lights not working.customer has tried to replace fuse at no avail.the 10 amp fuse to interior lights blows instantly.this circuit is shorted but my tech cant seem to find it.this fuse is located in the ...
View
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P55
This request goes out to all of the Porsche gurus out there. I am going to give a lengthy description so please bear with me. 2005 Cayenne S with a 4.5 V8 engine comes in with a P0441 Evap purge fault. Smoke tested intake. Locate cannister in right rear wheel ... Trouble codes: P0441
View
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L No Start VIN: 5GZCZ63B62
swaped out motor had a rod knock put in new motor and lost the injector pulse tried new crank and cam sensors with no luck checked grounds
View

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2L No Start VIN: WBCK9335WL
thanks to all who replied we did a induction and fuel injection cleaning and advised the customer on your recommended start up and shut down procedures for this bmw
11
2004 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L no communica VIN: 2C4GP54L24
Good news- the Van is fixed!!! In tracing down the ABS code, we found no continuity in the wiring to the rr wheel. We pulled down the LF fenderliner, and found wiring that had been chafed and was green & corroded. The wire from "PTC 7" was also corroded and i...
5
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMZA51421
I REMOVED THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND FOUND BROKEN INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AT #2 CYLINDER, REPLACED THE GASKETS, PROBLEM SOLVED. I HAD MANY TECHS REPLAY TO MY POST THINKING I HAD A COOLANT LEAK CAUSED BY A BAD HEAD GASKET. AS I SAID IN MY ORIGNAL POST MY LEAK WAS "...
12
2004 Ford E-150 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FTRE14W84
To all who replied, thank you. As technicians it is very easy to make the problem bigger than it might be due to all the different problems on all the different makes and models of vehicles we see and fix everyday and each with a unique problem all of it's ow...
11
2007 Jeep Patriot 2.4L brake lights/parking lock VIN: 1J8FF28W37
Thanks to all, the fix to this was a new computer sent it to dealer and problem solved
5
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L speedometer inoperative VIN: 4A3AK34Y1X
found broken wire on speed input or out put sensor there was so much built up grime it was hard to find untill we cleaned it thanx for the help
4
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next