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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Timing VIN: WBAGH8340Y
HI: I need help. This car came in for oil leaks. when i removed the valve covers i realized that the tensioner was extended too far so i sold a timing chain job. I have all the tools and i've done this job several times. Now it starts fine but if i give gas to...
1994 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Stall VIN: 2G4WF15L9R
hello,does anyone know how to bypass passlock,paskey 2,on my buick...bought this car at auction,parts only,no key removed steering wheel,pulled tumbler can get to run by crossing starter but security wont let it run.would like to test drive it but dont want to...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: JF593Y43RT
Hi everyone, I am working on a 6.6 duramax with fuel system issues. I havnt had mech experience with this engine. Customer called complaining of a no start issue. Had vehicle towed into shop. After vehicle was towed it started just fine. Drove 20 miles shut ve...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L e-brake
vehicle came in with broke front e-brake cable. New cable is the exact same length but when connecting with intermediate cable Im coming up 3" short. can anyone explain how to overcome this?
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FAFP42X92
does anybody have a assembly diagram of the reverse gear synchronizer hub assy. and how it goes on the main shaft. It has the locking dogs(keys) but they seem to rub and lock the blocker ring. I really need the diagram and intructions to see if theses keys rid...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTRW07623
Following day truck is back with same concern except pedal does not fade to the floor but under very light application (as my customer has always driven this truck since new) after sitting stopped for awhile with no additional pedal force from initial stop the...
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Door Locks VIN: WDBRF81J85
This car is starting fine with the key. The only problem is that the key (remote) will not open nor unlock the car. I tried a few other techniques i saw here , they do not work . The only scanner we have is the modis. Any help will be appreciate. There are no ...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD11Y7V
a little over a year ago i replaced head gasket on this truck after it han been sitting for 3 years when we started it was knocking so we installed a used engine that acording to the salvage yard had a little over a hundred thousand miles it ran ok but it had ... Trouble codes: P0180, P, 1130 (swirl controll valve controll solenoid valve), P0420
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BG685XW
This car came in with head gasket problem. It had over 200000 miles so we recommended to rebuild engine. All went well, after about 1000 miles the customer says it has a lifter noise. The noise is there even after the car is warmed up, and you can hear it with...
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1AA8849M
Engine had seal leak from water pump to head seal. Replaced wp. Two weeks later customer calls to say she finally drove the car since I repaired it (she doesn't drive much) and it overheated and she had to put in 1/2 gallon of water or so. I recheck my work an...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No monitors in morni VIN: 1B4GP44ROV
Andy, Larry.., we already checked for KAM.., thank you. Jimmy, you were right, reman computers have rebuild problems. Dan, we did find out that the computer was changed twice before the vehicle fell into our laps. Bingo... it was a bad computer! We changed the... Trouble codes: N/A.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Rear VIN: 1D7HU18D74
Sorry for the long response back, but I'm sure you guys know how it is trying to work on your own vehicles. I have narrowed the clunking noise down to my leaf springs, but I haven't actually fixed the problem yet. Thanks for all the great information.
1998 GMC Sonoma SLS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GTCS1448W
Hi everybody. I am back. We found the timing chain had jumped timing. We want to repair it but with not warranty for the rest of the engine. Instead We suggesr Him to let us install a good used engine in his SONOMA truck; but He says that he can not afford to ...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Ball Joint VIN: JHLRD18751
Hi guys, thanks for all the feedback. Since I really haven't seen one break like that unless it was siezed I was wondering if it might be a Honda thing. I did ask her about any groaning noise and she couldn't say. The car is a city car and has been hit on the ...
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Ignition Switch VIN: JTHBN36F74
The steering column had been removed and when it whet back together the module on the column was not plugged back in. Everything went back to normal after module was reconnected. Thanks for all your help iATN members.
2007 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L unknown VIN: 1N6AA07B47
new tires were making noise. i changed the air pressure in the tires to 60 psi, the noise was still there but it changed dramaticly! thanx for all the replies! Bill
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG29604
replaced the tubmle generator sensor/intake assm and all and light is off now. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P1088.
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