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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride Height VIN: WAUYP64BX1
Hello, I have no real experience with the air ride on these but a great customerof mine. Car will sit overnight and front end will drop I can start the car shake it and front goes up.This is at setting one. Car will sit over night on level three and stay up...
2008 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ4E18
Car presented with mil on code p2011 intake manifold runner bank 2, do I take this to mean the motor on the intake right hand side is faulty. Cheers Ron [...] Trouble codes: P2011
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADM6331X
This vehicle gets a bad brake pulsation after about 2 months maybe 3000 miles after changing the rotors,came in the shop last year complaining about the pulsation and the steering wheel shake whan braking at higher speeds,we replaced one wheel hub,lower contro...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Vanos VIN: WBADT43441
Vehicle had engine rebuilt recently. Codes popped up for the vanos. Inlet camshaft end position not reached, and exhaust camshaft end position not reached. I ordered the rebuild kit from Beisan systems, installed it, and no change. I pulled the valve cover to ...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L Cmashaft Timing VIN: WBAEU33423
We had ths car into the shop and was leaking antifreeze into engine. We replace head gasket and head sent to machine shop and check valves done and new seals, we reinstalled we did have the right tools for setting up the vanos system. The car would start and r...
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Monitoirs VIN: 1G1BL52P4T
Car will not pass smog test due to monitors,we have reset test drive according to manufactuer and no luck,no codes.what am i missing hard to check when car runs great and only hads 16k miles also pass tail pipe emmision test.monitor is egr and 02 heater and 02...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1JF12T7W
i checked data stream and found i had no rpm signal si installed a new crank sensor, also the ignition switch had a hot spot on it so i replaced it, i have checked for grounds all looked good, i checked for a cam signal no cam signal, one thing that is odd is ...
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado 5.7L Unknown VIN: 2GCEK19RXW
This truck came in to the shop with front brakes grabbing. We found oil in the master cylinder. Replaced master, calipers, wheel cylinders, hose, and rear lines. Bleed system with tech 2 and gravity. Still have low pedal. Used reverse bleed with Pheonix inject...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L starts and dies VIN: 1G1ND52JOX
veh died, and would not start, just run an die,I've been in the mech field for yrs, and never have seen such a stubborn prob, lol. being I can't com with pcm, makes it really a prob, have tried other scanners too. does anybody have any ideas?
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L airbag VIN: 1GCEK19T7Y
hellow there,i am working at this 2000 silverado,was in an accident rollover, costumer changed cab by himself using same wiring harnest and modules,he only had on problem,air bag light stays on,code b0026 is in computer memory,i tryed to erase it and comes rig...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L power steering VIN: 1GNEK13T7Y
hi hope someone has seen this problem before and thanks for any help.i have no assist on power steering full of fluid no leaks.i unplugged the solinoid on the back of the pump but still no assist.if the solinoid on the back of pump is bad would that cause the ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Fuel gauge, Oil Press. Gauge, Charge Light etc. VIN: 1GBHK24U45
This truck came in with erratic operation of several items. Headlights would go on & off along with the radio, instrument cluster and temp control. My first thought was a bad ign. switch. Checked voltage on fuses and could find none dropping out when problems ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L injector sleeve VIN: 1GCJK3325F
I need some info from a Dumax LLY Tech. I have one thats leaking anti-freeze out of #7 injector hole. I have no combustion in the radiator though. It just has a constant water drip out passed the injector over the rockercover an on to the ground engine running...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L heater blower VIN: 1GCEK19VX6
we ahve a 2006 silverado that came in september of 2010 with a melted blower motor resistor plug.we replaced the harness and the resistor(aftermarket parts from napa). the truck belongs to an older customer so it doesnt get driven much. he came back today with...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Steering VIN: 2GCEK13V37
Customer concern when backing up and turning vec makes a moan noise that can be felt through the steering wheel it is very intermitted but I have experenced it doesnt seem to be related with the replacement of the pump 20,000 miles ago all else seems fine and ...
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L brake light / battery light VIN: KL1TD56677
Died while driving, battery dead. Diagnosed at dealer (bad alternator); bought reman. alt. at parts store; had someone else install alternator. Since, the park brake and battery light are dim while engine is running. Both go bright when park brake applied. Rem...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L right cooling fan VIN: 1GBV13137D
This is A fleet vehicle it's setting code po 481. I have replaced the fan motor,and checked wiring from fan to under hood fuse box, good continuity and ohm ok, As soon as you put in relay 2 it blows fan 2 fuse. Even when i touch terminal in relay 2 it will blo...
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L security VIN: 3C3EL55HXT
Hey guys, got a Sebring here with an intermittent start and die condition. After driving the car for a period of time, shutting it off and trying to restart it, the security LED will be on and the car will not run for more than 2 seconds. I pulled codes with m...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP25B51
At cold start vehicle will run ok, after it is warm has a lack of power. Cam and crank are reading ok, scoped, and also ok. fuel trims are +/-5 on both LT and ST. Removed converter to eliminate the possibility of a restriction, no change. Vehicle will not adva...
2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, 1500 rpm rev. max VIN: WD2PD44454
Hi Sprinter techs, this van come from another shop which after trowing all kinds of parts on it give up. I have good experience on Benz and VW diesels. This one as far I have been able to figure out is Benz Power train and the rest is Dodge.The Autologic scann... Trouble codes: P, 2047 (Rail pressure monitoring via volume control valve below range), P, 2015 (Fuel rail psi malfunction max pressure exceeded), P, 2051 (Fuel rail psi malfunction max pressure exceeded), P, 1482 (E0 14 82-1 Refer to relevant manual), P, 2133 (Glow plug 1- 2 - 3 Codes also stored 2133- 2134- 2135), P, 0190 (Fuel pressure sensor circuit voltage too high)
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48NX5
Please help!!! For about a month now I have been dealing with this 05 Durango 4.7L with a p0401 that keeps coming back. At this point basically everything has been replaced. I can reset light/pcm and get the monitor to run and go ready every time with no issue... Trouble codes: P0401
1964 Ford Club Wagon 2.8L right front wheel VIN: E14TH57123
hi and thanks to every one at front. this is a 64 econoline ford van that it was seatting for a long time.and now it locks the F/R wheel when dribing it. I inspected all the brakes and found all shoes and drums were new(replased before parked).I found the F/R ...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FAPP6040K
Thanx for your patience on this one. Customer doesn't want to spend a lot since he has spent so much already. So I did scan all possible info off this veh. with Genysis. Only came up with code 33 as mentioned. Looked at egr and saw tape on the plastic vac lin... Trouble codes: 33 (Egr valve not opening)
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: 1FALP5243S
Hello fellow techs. This Taurus does not get out of its own way, it has very poor power. Almost feels like plugged exhauset, however we removed an O2 sensor expecting it to run differently but there was no change. Initially we were surprised because the plug w...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FELP42X7T
Vehicle came in bucking under any load. Light, or heavy, didn't matter. Tested fuel pressure, in spec. Tested maf, low readings. Cleaned, readings went over 100 gpm. Found plugs worn out, wires factory, fuel filter factory, air filter plugged. Changed all tune... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X1W
Customer had truck towed in saying it would turn over but not start. After being dropped off truck stared. Checked for codes shpwed none. After sitting over night tried to start would seemed to have lost fire at coil. Tried new coil and pcm relay still would n...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 2FTRXL18L5
Hi Guys, The temperature today is in the high 40s in Burlington and this vehicle is driving us insane. Please help if you can. The vehicle will only hesitate when engaged in drive on intial acceleration as well as accelerating on higher speeds. Vehicle idyles ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: IFMPU16LX3
Need help i have this ford that keeps coming back every mounth with no freion in it. I have checked for leaks and can not find any. It has rear air. I pulled the blower module out to look at the evap core and i can not see a leak. thank you
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K44
Truck ran fine on arrival. This truck came in with the belt pulley separated from the balancer. Ordered new balancer from our local ford dealer. Noticed new balancer had been redesigned. Old one had a cast tone ring for the crank sensor while new design has a ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cyl Misfire), P0316 (Cyl 6 Misfire in firs 1000 RPM), P0320 (Ign/Dist engine speed circuit fault)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P54
This truck came in on the hook with a no start complaint. Customer stated that it had been acting up for a few weeks. The only way he could get it to start was by leaving the block heater plugged in prier to starting. We are in northern arizona, at this time t...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45PX4
all you ford techs out there i got a head banger here.test drive truck and found that there is no power tach goes to 3 grand and truck only runs about 40 mph hook scanner up and retrieve dtc p0470 exhuast pressure sensor circuit and p1408 egr flow out of range... Trouble codes: P0470, P1408
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAKAY21D75
Hi Guys Originally came in and would barely run. We diagnosed and replaced maf. Ran great and went out. It died on the freeway on her way home. She brought it back and has constant code 13 ect or ect circuit failure, comes right back after clearing. I got a... Trouble codes: 13 (ect or ect circuit failure)
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L fuse 11 VIN: SAJDAO1D3Y
This car came in and i replaced a leaking hose. They brought it back with the fuse 11 underhood 15amp blown. It has been blowing they told me. I replaced the a/c relay and fuse, but when the car runs for more than twenty minutes it will blow again. With car ho...
2006 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Ac,seats,lights VIN: SAJWA73C26
Hello fellow techs, i got a weird one here car comes in with multiple problems so here you go the problem is when you start the car and put it in reverse the ac blower cuts out and the drivers seat no longer has any functions at all and the right rear brake li...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L extended crank VIN: JT8BH28FXW
Car came in to us with this condition happening for the customer over the last two weeks and getting worse. We checked for DTC and found a P0340. Scoped the CMP and could see no problems with sensor. Did the same for CKP pattern looks rough during cranking how... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Power Transfer Unit VIN: 2LMDU88CX7
Customer has 07 MKX and it appears too be leaking gear lube from between the PTU and transaxle. Fluid is thick and black/gray. I coulndn't find a breakdown illustration on Mitchell. Is there a shaft between PTU and transaxle and an input seal on the PTU? Than...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WDBFA61E8M
This car has a few issues but I just cant find any info on the fan circuit. Both aux fans seem to turn on whenever they want to. You can have the key on and the engine cool and they will sometimes turn on. The car doesnt overheat and runs good. Customer is jus...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Suspension VIN: WDBGA57E4V
Hi, Car came in with ESP light on (Electronic Stability Program) not able to access that system on are scan tool had friend scan code C1400 (ESP charging pump) pulled left lower panel behind wheel 2 wire pump thats getting 5.5 volts ohmed motor about 1500...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L a/c VIN: 4JGAB57E83
A/C blows hot air *scanned for codes=found high pressure/sensor deffective. *Replaced sensor=No change *Re-scanned for codes (none found) *manually applied power to ac compressor=still not cooling *commanded ac from scan tool= system shows its on, but still no...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic
hi all. This 03 has the cvt auto trans, which is going out. its making a very loud whine/growl, in step with the rpm, with the car in gear. Since even a used trans is 3500$, Id like to attempt a repair on this one. My local Transmission shop told me that even ...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L Torque Converter Clutch VIN: 4A4MN31S84
I need some help with this one, o4 endeavor with a tcc shudder. We have installed a new torque converter, tcc solenoid and flushed the fluid with valvoline maxlife synthetic. Customer stated that it was ok for 3 days then the shudder came back in 3rd and 4th g...
1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for your help. this car is driving me CrAzY!!! its driven on a paper route daily and after a few hours it has a few symtoms that i can not recreate here at the shop. she says (1)the brakes go to the floor (i know she drives wi...
2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L gauges VIN: 3N1BB51D61
this one acts up intermittently. Speedo, tach, temp, gauges will drop out, and odometer will go blank. When i first scanned the car i had P0505 idle control system problem, P0500 vss circuit, P0460 fuel level sensor circuit. I then cleared codes, road tested t...
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L window regulator VIN: JN8AZ08W03
Greetings. I have this 03 Murano thats giving me a bit of an issue. The problem Im having is the passanger window will roll up then drop a few inches. Ive read on this site as well as Identifix that there is a reset proceedure involving pushing a button and a ...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D23
hello...let me start by saying i dont have much nissan experience. customer brought his car and stores a p0335 and code pending i think it was p0745 , anyhow it was for the vss in the trans, cust also supplied a crank sensor and vss and wanted me to just insta... Trouble codes: P0335
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L a/c VIN: 1G3HN52K5W
Hi All, this vehicle had a locked up compressor 6mo ago, system was flushed, compressor (with new aftermarket), accumalor, and orifice tube were replaced that that time. Now vehicle is back for engine replacement (rod bearing bad). A/c was working great before...
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L abs sensor VIN: 1G3NL12E21
Had this alero come into shop for abs trac service vehicle and low tire light scanned modules had code c1222, c1226, c1245. moved vehicle around in parking lot and had noticed just sitting still moving steering wheel instead of a drop out or nothing this vehic...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L gauges VIN: 3G7DA0311S
i have a ton of codes po122 tp sensor,po452 fueltank sensor,po462 fuel level sensor,p1635, 5 volt reference lost. this car has a intermitted no crank. when it does not crank and start gauges are not working and service soon light blinks. also security light on...
2001 Subaru wrx 2.0L condensor VIN: JF1GD29662
Strange one here. Replaced compressor, had a bad clutch. Low pressure side would drop to 5psi, high side 225. After much research found expansion valve and dryer are a part of condensor. Replaced condensor, had awesome cold out put, pressures were 35 low side,...
2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L valve cover spark plug tube removel VIN: 4S3BH66532
How do you remove spark plug tubes?
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1767188911
truck failed smog check marginally for HC and CO low nox and 02, performed lamda calculation to determine fuel trim found fuel trim slightly rich, checked 02 sensor and found no wave pattern or switching signal on any wire, esp black signal wire on OE harness....
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Accessories VIN: 4TARN93P2R
Ok i really could use some guideance after this pickup gets hot about 60 miles of driving you start hearing a clicking when you let off the throttle and when you push it back down a little it clicks back on found out this it the circuit opening relay the picku...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T3ZF13C8X
we have checked and replaced coils injectors igniter crank and cam shaft sensors Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0171
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3DP10VOY
We have tried everything...We rechecked the timing, replaced the coil with a toyota coil, put in a new ECM, by passed all the circuits from ecm to coil, new cam and crank sensors. We are going crazy!!! Any help would be great... Thanks Trouble codes: P1300
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L hesitation VIN: 5TBBT4817Y
Vehicle has a lack of power coupled with intermittent hestation only at higher speeds under heavy load. Customer indicated MIL was on. MIL is not on and could find no codes present or in history in any of the vehicles systems. Computer data appears normal. Veh...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVW3546HT8
see related history about this car.. let me know if there is something i am missing on this car.. no power, wont go over 35 mph pings, has white smoke. will shut off under hard load..any ideas?
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Power trunk lock VIN: 3VW7676776
Car came in orginally because the rear latch was siezed and wasn't opening at all. removed rear interior panel and freed the latch enough to open. Upon furthr inspection saw that the power lock soleniod and harness were correded, ( seen this all the time) Repl...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B03
Need advise from VW experts:got a passat 1.8T with a AWM blown engine, and was considering using a 1.8T APH long block from a beetle parts car.Is that possible? Looks like I'll be swapping from the long block also valve covers (they have different tipe coils) ...
1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A0X
have two 1999 volvo s70 that i'm trying to reprogram and read live data from the engine computer(ecm).I have the cardaq-plus J-2534 from drew technology. I have installed vida all in one 2011b edition on my computer and was able to read codes.What i need to kn...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L cannot scan VIN: YV1CZ91H74
Thank you for your help. This car came in with a fuel leak from the fuel level sensor. We removed the center seats and replaced the sensor. There was an srs connector at the middle seat that we left unplugged while we cycled the key to check the level sensor o...

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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L power steering column VIN: 5UXFA53593
Well like i thought and all my replies said it was the driver seat control/memory module.I guess these commonly go bad.I learn something knew everyday and im sure you guy do too even if you dont what too.
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Shift lock will not release VIN: WBANB53535
Thanks for the help ,This BMW is back on the road.The shift solenoid in the valve body was open causing a hard fualt witch would not allow the shift lock to release.I had a Jag s-Type with the same ZF 6hp-26 that Had a bad TCM but had good solenoids that I wa...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L eNGINE VIN: 1GAHG39R72
We changed the radiator as a precaution and though I think it is running hotter than it should, so far no overheat. Thanx to all, Wallace
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L shifting VIN: 1GCHK23D56
fix vehicle torque converter was causing all problems had installed after market torque this a no no must be oem part also all up dates to trans is highly recomended. Thanks for all your help fellow techs trans was in and out 3 times thanks again muchly apprec...
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Air bag VIN: 3GNDA13DX8
We checked all the connectors, grounds and voltages to and from the clock spring and found the clock spring had failed. It was when we removed the steering wheel to replace the heater box, not being secqured in place.
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L power windows VIN: 1A8HW58217
thanks to joe,clinton and gilbert,i fixed this problem,i rechecked the wiring at the A and B pillars,they were still ok,so i took the harness out of the LR door and what was happening was when the window would go down it was pulling on the wires,factory ooops,...
1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1B7FL22P2W
The customer has chosen not to invest any more of my time and their money in this problem. They are driving with the park brake pedal depressed enough to turn on the light and the compressor. I believe the underlying problem will eventually show-up in some oth...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L pump motor circuit
Thanks to all who replied. Tried cleaning and making sure of a good connection at the ABS module but problem is still there. This van belongs to a used car lot and they are going to leave it as is for now. Running out of time on my post so I am going to close...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1D7HU18287
1965 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L Brakes VIN: 5Y83Z11649
At the end of it all, the Master cylinder build was the issue, From allot input which you all supplied, we did very small adjustments to the pre-load on the adjustable rod, now to date all is well, Thanks again so much for your precious time. As always Billy
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Timing VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Thanks to everyone's help and comments. This has been a learning experience to say the least. I now know that 4.0 engines are interference engine and they have to be timed using the tool from OTC that I purchased. Truck runs great, no codes, customer is happy,...
2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1HGCF866X1
Hey thanks guys, this was indeed a strange one. After a day or two of driving the symptoms became worse and not intermittant any more. This pointed us in a whole new direction, and sure enough this problem was in the trans. Trip to local tranny shop and viola ...
2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E94
I replace the maf with oe Hyndia part and that fixed my problem. Koer at idle maf voltage was at 1.39v driving down the [...] and short term fuel trims too 0%, koeo maf read 1v, vehicle running was 1.39v, lesson kids is the books aren't always right or hard to ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: JACDJ58X4W
Well after much aggravation the truck is fixed. Replaced the left (bank2) CAT and all is well. Checked back pressure in front of each cat and found 3psi on B2 and 0.5psi on B1. Now we have good power and even fuel trims. Thank you all for your suggestions... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0137- Low sensor voltage B1 S2), P0137 (Low sensor voltage B1 S2).
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: 4S2DM58WX3
Thank you for the replies. I unplugged the MAF sensor and the fuel trim readings looked good for a minute then went negative again like before.Went back to the wiring harness by the drivers side valve cover because of all the posts I read stating that there ar... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P1312 (Ion sensing module sec line 2 fault).
2004 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L cly 5 VIN: SALTY19474
I want to thank all those that responded. The sleve is the cause of our leak and we have informed our customer. Now he is undecided as to what he wants to do. He said he has spent to much to get out of it and its cost to repair now along with all that is unrel...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA35D0G
Thanks for the help. Some people just said to fix the idle. No thanks to them. The high idle over 1500 RPM was the idle speed control module failed. Repaleced it and now the HIGH idle is fixed. Still can not get the idle below 900 and NO vaccum leaks.
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBGA51E9S
Thank you to all. After posting this I decided to pull the distributer caps and there it was. The right side cap looked like a war zone. The left looked new. I replaced the suspect cap and rotor and the car runs great. Sometimes with these complicated old benz...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G72
The car is reflashed and has been returned to the customer, but not without a lot of our time(over a one week period) and pain. If you reflash, you may want to follow our ordeal below Special thanks to Alan Vorhess at Mitsubishi Special Technical Services, an...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L pressure switch VIN: 1N4AL11D33
unknown to us this was asalvage vehicle and wiring was damaged and auto body mixed up wires in fender took awhile but good to go now thanks to all who tried to help
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4RL11D83
This thing is fixed! There was some good advice given, Bruce from Kentucky pointed out a service bullitin I had missed concerning the P0745 that occationally popped up. We sent the car to the transmission shop to deal with the line pressure solenoid problem. A...
1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52K4T
As I knew, there are a lot of problems with MAF sensors. This vehicle the problem was corrected by a reman PCM. Evidently the PCM could not properly interpret the signal from the MAF sensor, because I did have the signal up to the computer, even though the sca... Trouble codes: P0102.
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3EB49E73
Thanks for the help guys. Just as all of you suggested, I removed the oil pan, removed the oil pickup tube and found a mountain of deposits. I removed one main and one rod and both looked to have typical wear so the customer declined replacing bearings. I re...
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L mULTI VIN: 4S4BP61C06
I have fixed this vehicle with the help of you good people. All who responded stated the "check connector" was connected, and it was. This 2006 Outback has the connector on the passenger side of the dash FYI. Having to repair all brands with a generic scan too...
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: JT2BG22K5V
First I would like to thank those who responded. I capped off the nipple and the engine runs fine with no codes. The vacuum nipple is question was only used on Calif spec cars. There is a breather port beteween the #2 and 3 intake ports on the side of the head...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L power windows VIN: 3VWRT81KX6
Well I guess there's always the first one, the one that got away. I've been a member of IATN for about 5 years and in that time I've never came across a car that I couldn't fix. Thanks in large to you Techs at IATN. This one is the first. I Learned that my Mo...
1989 Volvo 740 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1FX8843K
This is a bit silly on my part, but I was spending all this time and though on what was wrong with the thing, not even thinking to confirm that the pre pump is actually working. I put a brand new pump and sending unit in there, and it turns out the pump we go...
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