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2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDX03E4Y
Hi Members: This Venture van was towed in with a no crank problem. The owner tried to fix it himself by installing a new starter to no avail. All dash warning lights come on koeo. The security light is not flashing and there are no codes stored in ecm. After s...
2004 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDM19X14
vehicle was towed into shop for overheating issue. cust stated ran hot and engine started rattling. temp gauge was erratic. thermostat was stuck closed. replaced thermostat.also temp sensor reading on scanner showed erratic. found temp sensor wires have been h... Trouble codes: P0118
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GNDA13D78
This car came in running and would not shut off. The lock cylinder would not turn to the off position. We replaced the Ignition lock cylinder. The car started and ran for about 10 seconds and quit, now it does not engage the starter. If I turn the key on and j... Trouble codes: B3055 (b3935-), B3935
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48C14
No communication with several scan tools and a code reader. Suspect PCI buss loss. Cranks no start. Unplugged engine & engine bay sensors (including electronic fan clutch), cab (antilock brake controller) plugs, tranny/transfer case plugs, removed instrument...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL HD 5.8L ign/start switch VIN: 1FBJS31H9T
This is driving me nuts! Van won't crank. Replaced ign. switch, starter solenoid, starter, and neut. safety switch. Van cranks fine if I energize solenoid directly from battery, but there is no voltage at the red/sky blue 20 ga. wire that energizes the crank s...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Reverse VIN: 1JFTJW36F3
Hey guys, Hope someone out there can help me. This is my first E4OD overhaul. Tore trans down for debris in fluid and shudder on the 2-3 and the 3-4 shift. Also late shifts past 23% throttle. Lots of black specs in the oil and low line pressure. Changed filter...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L dies hot VIN: 1FTNX21F72
Truck starts and runs fine until I drive it about 5 miles, and then it will die just like if you would have cut the key off. It doesn't miss, smoke, knock, etc. When it cools off it starts right back up until it gets hot again, and then it does the same thing....
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03165
The purpose of this post was to provide info to the IATN Fix database, perhaps it will assist someone. The resolution was a reman pcm computer and four of the 6 ignition coils replaced. I work on diesels almost exclusively and got an education in Ford coil ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil A cylinder 1), P0352 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil B cylinder 2), P0353 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil C cylinder 3), P0354 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil D cylinder 4), P0355 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil E cylinder 5), P0356 (Coil Driver Circuit Coil F cylinder 6)
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHRD1858XC
Engine has a slight miss/hesitation with A/C on Fisrt i clean the throtle body and IAC clean, seemed like it helped but not perfect. Replace IAC with new OEM part( same issue. Replaced cap,rotor and wires with new OEM part(same issue. No fault codes, Inspect i...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L driveshaft VIN: SHSRD77833
I have not ruled out bad u joints in the driveshaft yet..as this is a real time AWD..because i am not sure if the possibility of the right front caliper possibly hanging up could cause such a vibration under accel as well as decel. When braking ..the right fro...
2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor VIN: 1J8GK58KX7
This Liberty lost A/C operation instantly on the customer. No power to energize the compressor clutch. Jumping 12v to clutch results in engagement and cold vent temps. All related fuses are good and relays fire correctly when commanded manually. Note: the ligh...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L air bag light VIN: KNDJA7238Y
The air bag light flashes after the key is turned on. It has 1 long flash, 8 short flashes, 7 short flashes and continoues doing that until the key is shut off. When I hook up my scanner to read the air bag system, the scanner reads no comunication. I have tri...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L intake manifold VIN: 1MELM62W7V
replaced the intake manifold after that it start making noise so i took it back off after realizing it was not the correct one so i had to order the original from the dealer and put that one on and it still made noise so that led me to remove the heads thinkin...
2004 Mercury Monterey Premier 4.2L Brake Pedal VIN: 2MRDA20224
I have a 2004 mercury monterey mini van (same as a freestar) the brake pedal creaks when you push on it, i have lubed the pushrod, still creaks. Has anyone ran into this problem?
2001 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4N2ZN15T11
Ok, I bought this van with a broken timing belt. Replace timing belt, tensioners, and idlers. Vehicle runs good and no check engine light. Been driving it for 3 weeks and runs beautiful but only get about 200 miles to a tank of gas. 20 gallon tank. I monitored... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor)
2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L shifting VIN: 2T1CG28P41
Hey guys, I have this Toyota Solara (2 door Camry) 4 cyl that has me baffled. We removed the pan, cleaned the screen and flushed this trans about 15K (at 80K) ago till the fluid was (pink) like new. It recommends Dexron III fluid. We only use Valvoline, Castro...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD632XV
I wanna say thanks to charlie,scott,kerry,sthepen, howard,and victor. snap-on tools has the tool to set timing.and I pay one day for info on bmw for procedure to setup.great place IATN thanks for take your time to help others.
2000 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L "Determining PATS protocol, please wait" VIN: 1FAFP68G6Y
After much trial and error, I finally figured it out. To reprogram keys with the NGS you need to go into service bay functions ] ENTER SECURITY ACCESS (not PATS OR PCM!) ] Ignition Key Program. I tried using the red card to gain access into the PCM, but...
2001 Geo PRIZM 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1Y1SK52881
sorry for the delayed closing. Im usually pretty good about closing my help requests,What ended up fixing this vehicle was replacing the control solenoid for the vvt actuator, it was coming on when not commanded causing a very obnoxious ratling noise that woul...
1998 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L Engine VIN: 1GTCS144WK
I am fairly convinced that it is the missing lower bumper piece. Thanks alot for everyone's replies. I do not currently have the funds to replace the bumper cover, but i am working towards it.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S84
In the end the PCM fixed this vehicle. I was told that Mopar sensors were installed but it turns out they were Bosch. I went for the PCM because the 5v refference didn't budge not even to 4.9. I figured even if the Bosch O2 sensors weren't up to specs they sh... Trouble codes: P0135 (B1s1 o2 sensor heater), P0141 (B1s2 os sensor heater).
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97V01
im so sorry 4 wasting u guys time i had asked cust if key would start car she said yes well guess what bad key car runs fine with new key i could kill this lady thanks for the help once again sorry for wasting u guys time
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L abs VIN: WDC1631132
after a few wrong turns while diagnoseing this vehicle,it was a faulty pump motor in the ABS hydralic unit,replaced with a 2nd hand unit,all systems ok now.
2002 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks for the 4 replies I received. The actual problem was an error on my part. I had 2 of the 3 wires at the crank sensor (12v and Gnd.) connected incorrectly,once this was taken care of the engine started properly,it seems like no matter how many times y... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725.
1990 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1P3BP48D0L
Well I'll call it fixed, I replaced the pick up and replaced the hard brittle wires to the injector. Car has not quit in three days, but it was intermittant before so only time will tell. Thanks for all the replies and help. Trouble codes: 27 (injector control circuit).
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