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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L front blower VIN: 2HNYD18264
hello. i have this acura mdx that does not have front blower operation and no compressor operation. if i by-pass the resistor the blower motor comes on. i have checked the wiring from the blower transistor to the climate control module and wiring and pin fits ...
1990 BMW M3 2.3L no mil lamp VIN: WBSAK0311L
Car came in for no MIL light /check engine light. They said the smog technician said the light does not come on when you turn on the key. I didn't think these had one. The smog tech pointed out in the owners manual where the mil lamp is supposed to be. when yo...
2007 BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0si 3.0L Blower VIN: 4USBU535X7
Hello all, Customer is complaining about no blower speed change from her heater after the dealer replace the battery. Only code I have been able to pull was a FF code (Energy saving mode activated). I have not been able to find any information for this in Al...
1994 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1G4AG55MXR
This Buick suffers low power when accelerating when the engine is warm, seems OK cold. I watch the Knock Sensor counts and they will slowly increase and the ignition timing is retarding, sometimes by up to 23*. If I run it at about 2500 rpm in Neutral or Park ...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4HR52K9V
Help please. When accelerating from a stop the traction control will activate. Most often it happens on a turn (right or left). The only thing I have found is the right rear sensor is slow to start counting (all other wheels are at 2 and sometimes 3 mph when r...
2006 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L Flexplate VIN: 2G4WC58266
Hello team. Vehicle pulled in driveup area with Knocking noise. After noise diagnostics, we discovered a cracked flexplate. We replaced with OE Flexplate inspected dowel pins and bolts. We reassembled and the test drive was good. Until! One month later car ret...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS52Y3R
Hi Guys. This caddy is a mess. Hope some of you have seen parts of this before. Car came from another shop after engine/trans replacement. They could not get it to start. I began with fuel pressure test, o.k. 40 psi. Then went to spark test, no spark. Test sho... Trouble codes: 80 (Rich or tps learn)
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
PLEASE READ ALL TEST DATA AND POST BEFORE REPLY. Car came in 2 weeks ago on hook with a no start condition. Found bad ignition relay. Replaced with dealer relay. Noticed fuel gauge not working properly and car quit running. Found ground wire for fp and signal ... Trouble codes: P1599
1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS1829K
This cute little trucklet failed CA Emissions test for high NOx (2977 ppm @ 15 mph-1786 @ 25) EGR not opening. If i apply vac directly to EGR truck stalls like it should.I have power and ground to solenoid,and if i ground signal wire,it passes vac & stalls.con... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr malfunction)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Transmission VIN: 1G1JC5249W
After driving an hour vehicle gets hot, make a right or left turn, transmission will flare and it may do it 2 or 3 times consecutively or it may do it once, then it will catch and take off. It does not do it on every turn. Only gotten it to fail 3 or 4 times. ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L manual 1st and 2nd VIN: 1GCHK33J1X
Helping a transmission rebuilder with this 99 chevy pickup. i believe its a 4L80E trans. Trans has just been overhauled, but had same problem before build. When in manual 1st gear its in second gear and when in manual 2nd gear its in 3rd. When in drive there...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13T51
Hi, I got this Tahoe in with a noise complaint. The noise sounds just like a belt lightly chirping. The problem is it ONLY does it under a load. I can do it in the shop by power braking it a bit, but cannot pinpoint where it is coming from. It seems to be loud...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GCHK29U24
Hi guys. I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. Has misfires on all cylinders. Customer replaced plugs and wires with new sets, hoping to cure the problem. We have done a crank relearn, which did not help. We replaced the crankshaft sensor, still no change. We ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire detected), P0420 (Cat. System low efficiency bank 1), P0446 (Evap emissions vent system performance)
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16Z25
Customer complaint , reduced power on message center , truck wouldnt go over 55mph , occured several times.When monitoring data stream app 1 and 2 agree. Cleaned the throttle body , checked wiring , seems good.Not real familiar with these things , did fix a di... Trouble codes: P1125 (APP TP sensor)
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19B66
This is a ? not a help request. Vehicle came in with celo and misfire codes set. Truck had oe plugs and wires, so the first thing we do is install new plugs and wires clear codes and test drive. Seemed good. Next morning cust calls light back on, he brought it... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L shocks VIN: 1C4GP64L3Y
Hello everyone. Have not seen this one on a Chrysler mini van. It has a broken right rear upper shock mount. Does any one know if that part is replacable??? Help!!!
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L cooling system VIN: 2C3AD36JX1
Hello members, This is my first post so bare with me. Customer tried to do some of his own work, car came to me with intake manifold off and frt cowl dissassembled. Put back together with fresh gaskets. The problem is that the coolant sensor does not read corr...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A4GP44R56
Just can't figure out why it won't pass the forced evap test. Thanks in advance for your help! Trouble codes: P0441
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L govener VIN: 3B7KF23DOV
Im having govener pressure problems on this truck.The customer had the trans rebuilt for a slipping condition,since then intermitingly the govener pressure will read incorrectly.The first time Igot in it to drive it the govener pres on the scan tool would stay...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23Z0W
hi there im a nissan tech and need help on my friends truck. it has a cel light on with codes po121 and po122. i think it a tps sensor but see post about ecm and map sensors any help would be great thanks in advance steve [...]
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L obd2 monitors VIN: 1B7GG22X7X
We need help from you Dodge pros, this Dakota came in for smog, but customer said he just replaced pcm with aftermarket rebuild so we first checked obd2 monitors and no monitors had cleared not even the cont monitors. after customer had driven truck for 2 week...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R5Y
Thanks in advance to all. This car runs great all the time. It`s just that the mil light comes on. I`ve scaned it and come up with 00253(oofd) undocumented code. No info was found on my alldata. I`ve talked to dodge but they want me to drop the car to them. If... Trouble codes: 00253 (undocumented code)
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L control VIN: 1B7HC16X71
Hello, I have this truck, belongs to a friend & my landscaper, he bought truck from another friend/dealer, bought @ auction. No problems for 2 years, came in this week as cust. states, "truck started shuddering on the freeway & wouldn't stop till I slowed way ...
2003 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2D4GP44323
customer called w/ start and quit complaint. vehicle towed in i immediately attempted to start vehicle and had a no crank situation. i swapped the start relay and vehicle started and ran . did extensive road test stopping and starting engine no problem. return...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D7HUI8D33
Customer complaint is lack of power,as if it won't take fuel. He said when it happens the MIL and the ETC indicator come on, he can pull off to the side of the road and shut off the truck and restart it, then it runs out fine. He said it may happen the next ti... Trouble codes: P2106, P2175
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48N45
I asked for help on this truck before with not much help, truck left and has been running fine until thismorning, need help now, originaly came in with problem but could'nt get it to act up, was brought in today and had a chance to road test it while it was ha... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam position sensor inter.)
1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N7T
Hello there all.This truck seems to possibly have a torque converter isuue but not sure.When vehicle is cold or warm you put the vehicle in drive and it dies hard.When you put in reverse it maintains idle.we replaced tcc solenoid and all readings on the scanne...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
Hello to all. I hope the iATN members can help. I'm trying to find the abs(RABS) diagnostic connector on this truck. I've checked the archives and have seen that it should be either by the right kick panel or by the steering column, which is what Mitchell, All...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21SYE
What I have here is our personal copany truck. We bought this truck new it has never been wrecked, and is stored in a heated garage. The orignal fuel pump went out at 12,000 miles. Replaced with a new motorcraft assembly. Truck sat for 3 months would not start...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P73
This 6.0 has had much work in the last 10000 miles on the HP oil/injection system. The HP oil pump went out last summer. It has been running well until last week when it started running rough especially after fully warm. Then it will stall and start very hard ... Trouble codes: P0269 (3 contribution/balance fault), P0263 (1 contribution/balance fault), P132B, P0562 (System voltage low), P1378 (FICM supply voltage circuit low), P2617 (CKP signal output ckt open)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTSE34L74
hello. my issue is while braking the steering wheel moves left and the van pulls left. unsure if it did it before the brake work. the front calipers were leaking through the piston seal. the red brake warning light had been coming on and off for years. now it ...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTPW14555
Initial complaint was a "bump" while cruising at speed. No codes were found. Trans fluid looked fine. Test drive confirmed the bump in 4th gear with 100% lockup. We tried shudder fix first. Problem persisted. Yesterday we changed torque converter. Same symptom...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L mode door control VIN: 1FTPX14565
this is a manual temp. control a/c system. cust.says air only blows from panel vents. have installed new mode actuator and new control head. what happens is after u turn mode selector to panel or defrost it will stay there, u can turn selector switch to any ot...
2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hard start warm VIN: 1FDXF46P37
Another shop ask me for help. I told them I didnt work much on diesel engines. After persistance and my not yet knowing how to say no, I agreed to come look at it. Something about the challenge. Anyway my scaner would not talk to vehicle. Because it only goes ...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMFU16568
Hey guys, My problem is that my boss wants his keypad entry number changed. The local Ford dealer said I need to change the smart junctio block. Which I did, after a 6 month wait for back orders and such.Then I had to take to dealer for a flash program, becaus...
1997 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W9V
I have a 97 jimmy 4.3L. came in with o2 code and misfire codes. We did a total tuneup.Ran well it came back running bad replaced o2 fuel pressure was 76 psi running 50 off.we replaced the fuel pressure regulater and now the fuel pressure is at 80 psi.It stays ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Differential VIN: 2GTEK19TXY
Customer came in about a month ago with a bad clicking noise coming from the rear diff. Upon removal of the cover I found that a couple teeth had broken off the govenor cam gear (the one on the side that drives the govenor). So I replaced the toothed gear and ...
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 3GKEC16T24
The customer came in stating that the vehicle would not shift from 2nd to 3rd. No prior shift problems before this. Customer did have a Trans. Service done at a fast lube, which makes me wonder if there WAS a problem prior, Not many people service their tranny...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L A/C inoperative, brake light on dash VIN: 2HGES15522
Repaired P1298 by replacing ELD. Customer asked to test drive to check a couple of other items. All OK on test drive, no problems found. Customer picked up vehicle, drove home. All OK. On next trip out, A/C was inoperative, and brake light on dash stayed on. B...
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cooling system VIN: KMHWF25S44
Reassembled, pressure tested, checked thermostat op., fan op., and drove 20 miles over two trips. Bubbles gone from top of radiator. Car returned to customer and on drive home temp guage pegged hot, car blew coolant. Allowed to cool, brought back not happy. To...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1745R
Customer towed in, he is a local used car dealer, said it had a skip so he put plugs in it and started it up an ran, he shut it off and it would not start again. Spark good, injector pulse good, fuel good, however it seems as if when i pull the plugs they are... Trouble codes: 33 (injector drive circuit)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L power steering pump VIN: 1J4GW58N41
The complaint was vehicle leaking fluid, upon inspection i found the power steering pump and pressure hose to cooling fan were leaking (small leaks) system never ran out of fluid and working correctly. Replaced pump and pressure line to hydralic cooling fan fi...
2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDUP13143
Car came in from muffler shop with no codes. Front converter was empty and 3rd one was plugged. Replaced all three converters. Truck started fine now but was missing. We replaced the plugs and wires and miss went away. Customer picks car up and calls 4 days la... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2)
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Headlamps VIN: KNAFE12274
We have a Kia that is eating both headlamp bulbs for lunch. We have replaced both bulbs on multiple occasions. Did not find any IATN archives. There was one bulletin for moisture in the headlamps from Kia and ground strap update. There was no moisture in the h...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM8658Y
I have a lincoln that has a constant misfire. It's not like a typical ignition misfire though. It seems like a vac related misfire. It does seem to clear up a little bit when you rev up the engine. It has a lot of miles and was in need of some tlc when i first...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L 3rd-4th gear VIN: JM1BK32324
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this manual transmission mazda 3. The customer states that out of nowhere, the vehicle would not engage 3rd and 4th gears properly. 3rd feels like it goes in but when you let out the clutch it grinds like it the gear...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D4G
Long story, I wont go there. Bottom line is this engine will not idle if TPS is connected, found that if I unplug TPS it will idle very high. The TPS switch test to specs. so I started looking for what circuit causes engine to stall at idle and found if I disc...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDB35D7HA2
need help from MB techs...I got my hands on a 1987 MB 420SEL with a blown motor,the car sat for about 4 years,the used engine sat with it.we installed the engine and when it was time to crank the engine we did not have power to the fuel pumps,we found a bad co...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D1K
I have the service engine light on.I need to know the best way i can take the codes of the car.i went to alldata and nothing is showing me how to read the i have to take it to the dealer? or can anyone help me?
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF54H96
What is the code p2734 and p2176? there are no description available anywhre in all data or on demand. Please help. Thank you. Trouble codes: P2734 (Unkown), P0560 (System voltage malfunction), P2176 (Unkown)
1984 Nissan 200SX 2.0L Heater Core VIN: JN1PS24S7E
Hey guy's I need mechanical diagrams for removel of Dash board/instrument panel to replace heater core, Alldata is worthless for these years, biggest issue is removing cluster shroud can't seem to locate any screws holding it to the dash it's self there are so...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Coolant VIN: 1N4BL11D92
Hello IATN Members, I have a 2002 Nissan Altima with a 3.5L. The customer brought the car to us, stating that the car overheats on warm days. He also stated that he has had this issue before and another shop had replaced the radiator 2 years ago and it seemed ...
2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L reverse lamps VIN: 1N4BA41E77
I have this maxima here and every few weeks the #14 fuse opens which is affecting the reverse lights,dash lamps and several other items. The fuse has about 20 different systems/components running off it. I have wiggle tested every harness i can access while ch...
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Communication VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Vehicle came in for TPMS light on and we checked tire pressure and reset the system. After this the vehicle stays in 1st gear and will not shift, and the check engine light came on and the yellow key light came on. Checked all fuses and checked the voltage at ...
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1G3WS52K4W
we have a 95 olds achiva sc that has the 2.3dohc engine that is blown, now to my understanding this is the only year they came out with this engine. a used replacement engines are starting around $900 and going up. my question is if anybody has or knows if the...
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L No Start VIN: 1P3EJ46X4X
99 Plymouth breeze towed in as a no start. Fuel pressure good. Checked codes and have a P1391(Intermittent loss of cmp or ckp). I just happen to have an old 2.4 engine at the shop from a recent engine swap. So I put the cam sensor from my engine swap and try ...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Exhaust Valves VIN: YS3DD58N8X
This vehicle came in missing on #3 & #4. Compression test and visual inspection using a borescope showed up that the exhaust valves on #3 and #4 cylinders had a nice "V" burnt spot on each. This problem had occured a couple of years ago on this same vehicle. B...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire VIN: JF1GD29692
We got the car in misfiring on cyl. 2-3 changed plugs,wires, was in a front end collision.. We got it from the bodyshop...running out of answers... Help!!! Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L engine mounts VIN: 4S4BP86C25
I have this Subaru that I just can't figure out. About 500 miles ago(couple months, customer doesn't drive it much) we did spark plugs on this vehicle, and in my stupidity I cracked the two lower mounts by jacking up the engine without having all the bolts loo...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Remote door locking VIN: 2T1BR32E33
My brother has just purchased this car so there is no history on it. I have purchased two remotes for it, but I can not get the car to enter into the programming mode. There is a alarm light on the dash, there is a glass breakage sensor and all the other outwa...

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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L main relay VIN: JH4DC4358Y
After monitoring AC voltage for a bad diode in the alternator and checking the added on alarm system and all kinds of other fun I discovered the when the yahoos had previously replace the o2 sensor with a pos aftermarket unit the extra 2 feet of wiring was rub...
2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Stall VIN: WAUML54D31
we put aftermarket pump in per coustomer it would not pump fuel in first stage of the pump enuff to run the other pumps in the tank ther is no spec for that that it was hard to find sow we replaced it with a factory pump all is well thank you for the help
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Chain guide VIN: WBAGG834X1
Thanks everyone for the info I want to thank Bob [...] for all his help he is a credit to the auto repair industry he talked to me on the phone and went above and beond and I was able to repair this car. It is a big job and you have to buy all the tools t...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Oil FIlter Stand VIN: WBAVB33536
Thanks for all the help. Everyone nailed it on the head. It was the water pump. Now I know more on how these things work. Thannks again.
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD544XX
Another no fix but did diagnose close.As most if not all responses were for a leaking head gasket,you were all right.After extensive running[45 minutes] setting on a hoist,the engine air locked and I was able to get exhaust gases from the cooling system.Custom...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM57N23
This vehicle has left the shop. The timing belt was not ever the issue as most of you suggested, it was replace because of age. The only reason I mentioned it in the first place is because I knew that is what most of you would think of in the first place. The ...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start VIN: 3A4FY58B46
Thank you all for the help, it was a bad TIPM and engine computer. I installed used units and found a company that programmed them and made the VIN match. Chrysler said it couldnt be done! It can be done on most cars. SOS Diagnostics did it. Trouble codes: U0100 (lost communication with ECM/PCM), U0101 (lost communication with TCM).
2003 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L rotors VIN: 4B3AG42GO3
i [...] this car is fixed,replaced the front rotors with raybestos part #96723pr,cannot find any reason for old rotors to warp,many replies suggested using high quality rotors on this car,that is what i did,i won't know if it is cured for a least 20000
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L overdrive VIN: 3D7MX48C37
Thanks for all the replies. Vehicle returned two days ago, and this time, it was acting up right away. Drove with scanner. Got about 5 miles, and the o/d light flashes, bell chimes, and the temperature is all over the place. Replaced the o/d-tcc solenoid, gove...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA53H88
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start
Well I have gotten a lot of replies to this request, but Jay from Georgia nailed it. The tech who did the repair did not notice the bypass relief valve that fell out of the oil filter adapter, (Ford calls it a 'header') when he cleaned it in the solvent tank....
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
We were looking for a shortcut -none to be had , did it the way the book said and as many of you guys had said , I still like the idea i had last night about a big hose and use a shock bushing and blow a little shop air thru like we did in the old days , a fe...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery VIN: 1FALP53S7V
here we go. thanks for all of your responses. i got soaked on labor. customer leaves knowing what his fix is, and i leave with nothing. not even 1 hour pay. so, that aside, it all came down to the lf door pin switch, which is mounted to the latch. dude doesnt ...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XXW
Customer picked up vehicle before could be repaired. Did have ECM reflashed but didn't change anything. When vehicle returns will try to find a way to lower fuel pressure. Thanks to all for great sugestions.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Abs VIN: 1FAFP6633X
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14V57
Thanks to everyone who replied. On most any other type of plug I would have pulled the plugs and checked them long before asking for help. I have put plugs in several of these (3 valve) and have all the tools to get them out when they break. I have never ha... Trouble codes: P0316.
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Abs VIN: 3GKFK16T5Y
Thank you for all the input. The right side sensor must have been an aftermarket with shims. I cleaned the right side, there was a lot of grease on the reluctor which on this truck is on the axle. On test drive all symptoms gone. If customer comes back I wi...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L all electrical VIN: 1GDJG31U74
thanks for all the help. I did find corrosion at some connecters by the under hood fuse box cleaned all terminals and grounds. reconnected everything and all is working fine now. So it was all just bad connections. thanks again mike
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L Oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GTHK23274
Seems like not everyone reads thru the whole Help Request Post. I already had the instument cluster repaired ($295) and oil pressure sensor tested good, no need to replace it. What I did find is a broken signal wire (tan/wht) just below intake manifold in fro...
2008 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Brakes VIN: 5FNYF185X8
Thanks for all the replies. As suspected, the noise had an absolutely ridiculous cause. The outside of the cv boots were rubbing against each other. The Honda dealer took all day to figure it out, and in the end, the shop manager was skippy. He gets to create ...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X82
we were getting no ground to 1 of the 3 sensors on the pedal sensor .so after checking the integrity of all related conections we put a used computer in it.that fixed it. Trouble codes: P1295, P1125.
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L top end VIN: 1J4FJ28S4L
We noticed that you could feel the tapping more when placing your hand on the oil pan than when touching the valve cover. We pulled the oil pan and found the #3 piston skirt broken off and laying in the pan. I guess this would explain why the #3 plug was foul...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Wiring and Coil Pack VIN: KNDJB72312
Thank you for the replies. After having an independent specialist come out to give a second opinion he came to the same conclusion I did. He said to replace both wiring harnesses and ECU. Customer declined the repair due to the cost.
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13142
This car had come to us via another repair faclity. We believe the car needs a catalytic as well as the responses we recieved, but we have not heard back from the other shop if they have done the repair to see if it took care of the situation or not. Trouble codes: P0431 (Warm Up Cat Efficiency low Bank 2).
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALNY22294
Reprogramming ECM did the trick.I guess ECM was losing its throttle adaption when ignition was recycled.Computers are a mystery to me! Trouble codes: P1636 (Throttle position adaption).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF11E0M
Sorry it took so long to close post, but customer needed vehicle for a while. We ended up replacing the engine and transmission mounts, none of them were broken, but there was just enough sag to cause vibration. The vibration was mainly felt from 1800 to 2200 ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Srs VIN: WDBNG70J93
Thanks for the great responses. Knowing that the code refered to the resistance in the passanger seat buckle I removed the seat and found chafed wires where the seat had pinched it from going up and down. I fixed the wiring and checked the wiring resitance and...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
So Far so good. I used the Advise to no lower the car all the way and let the suspension pump itself up. Thanks for all who replied, Andrew
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L A/C System VIN: VMWRC33483
Thanks For All The Help I Guess We Did Not Get The A/C System All The Way Full One The First Service. Recovered Freon And Serviced The System over Again. WOW What a Diff. It Made!!!Thanks Again For All The Help. John
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U27
Ok here is what I found. I had another Nissan Frontier come in with same engine except with automatic transmission. I scoped the cranking voltage at the battery along with the voltage from the crank position sensor to the PCM. It was the same voltages I had ou...
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LS 3.8L Battery VIN: 1G3HY53L3P
The customer needed their car back sooner then expected. The two weeks that we had it, it did not act up once. We checked everything that we could think of. Car never returned, but if it does I will post a "Fix". Thank you all for helping!!
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L wrench lite VIN: 56ZCZ63B62
thanks to all that replied it is a non emo lite it was like the one guy said had a tail lite out all is good thank again
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AG52FX3
Thanks to all for all the suggestions. I finally send the car for a reflash and everything got back to normal. I still dont understand why I couldn't do it but what can I do. Thanks again.
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L fuel tank VIN: JF1GF4859X
HI sorry for [...] delay customer needed car back. I have replaced canister vent valve. solenoid by leak detection pump (think thats what it was called in fender next to canister) fuel filler neck was rotted and valve on side of filler neck have been replaced. ...
2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63512
Used 4 channel labscope to fix this car. While monitoring purge, tanks pressure,, and vent control, I found that the system would go into a vaccum state even when not in purge. When the ECM would attempt to close the vent and begin a evap test, it would notice... Trouble codes: P1443.
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L MIL light VIN: 2S3TE52VX1
Found OBDII plug...Pull codes... EVAP code...Replaced Gas cap, and turned out light.
2004 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E94
Thanks everyone for the help. It turned out to be a leaking intake. Fixed that and everything is perfect Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 300 (multiple miss fires), 301 (01-04 misfires).
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR32E75
sent this car to dealer for ecm,the dealer told customer he needed at new cat/con $2000.00.Dealer installed cat,next day no start still at dealer.2 days later dealer replaces ecm again,car starts and runs fine.fix was ecm,but dealer insists customer pays for c...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C82
Well, once again the car care pros on IATN have come to our rescue. Bought two OE cooling fans, and measured the load on each. About 1/3 the load of the aftermarket fans. Sold the job, and it will leave tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who posted. Some day...
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