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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L electric sho VIN: 1G1NW57311
Vehicle towed to shop from my friend shop, They did replace fuel pump moduleator assembly, car crank but won't running, i checked fuel pump relay, there have 12 volt to relay, i direct power to fuel pump from relay and the car running, disconnected jumper wire...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N73
this truck sat up for couple years had used engine installed. Ran ok but still had AIR BAG & ABS lights on. Had code p501 no VSS and speedo did not work and A/C not working. I hooked up modis and got codes from PCM p0440 po456 p501. could not talk to ABS or Ai...
2008 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.7L ABS, Steering, Traction Control VIN: KM8JN12D88
The customer complained of a loud noise and very difficult steering (as if there was no power steering assist) on hard right turns that occurs intermittently. She said the brake and battery lights on dash come on and the seat belt light on dash flashes at the ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1DKRI45711
Greetings Jeep Masters, The grand cherokee is starting to stump me... Vehicle gets towed in for a complaint of stalling out after 5 seconds of running.. We verified this and it cuts out within 5 seconds everytime. We checked system for codes, none found. I hav...
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L No Start VIN: 4JGAB57E13
Hello MBZ Techs, We have got a winner with no codes to lead us in the direction. We have a situation where the car quite and was towed in to our shop. We hooked it up to our DAS and we have no codes... the car cranks but doesn't fire. We have fuel pressure and...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDBFA67E0S
Hello Benz techs, this 05 SL 500 is very hard to start. It cranks and only cold sometimes it start and accelerate fine and idles okay. After couple of minutes will not take the gas and dies. Up on trying to restart it often back fires thru the intake and at ti...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L fuel tank lid
Hi Benz we have a ML350(164) that the fuel tank lid is hard to removed.We need special tool (164 589 01 07 00) but this tool is hard to buy here.Who can tell me the size of this tool so we can make ot ourself? Thank you. ...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MEFM53241
Hello fellow techs everywhere thanks in advance for any advice offered. This Merc is cavitating or airating in the reservoir and has no assist at all and when you shut it off a stream of fluid shoots out of the breather hole on the reservoir four feet into the...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D32
Having fun with this one. acts like miss only original code was PO350 cleared did not return. When disable coil at idle #2 and #3 showed no diff checked compression all cylinders 155 all cyl switched coils pulled injectors flowed with asnu machine all showed g... Trouble codes: P0350
2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K3Y
Hello all This car came in for a/f sensor code,I replaced a/f sensor ,it ended up taking calif. emissions sensors because of the plug on the sensor,this car doesnt have calif. emissions as far as I can see.Now I have this po401 code and check engine light on.W... Trouble codes: P0401

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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
put a new throttle body on it, did adaptive relearns and it runs great. I tried starting it first and it did run and you could drive it but major hesistations. Used a snap on scanner to do adaptation, it don't give you a choice for t-body, or kam memory, its a... Trouble codes: 169 (Throttle valve system switched off), 112 (throttle valve pontentiometer), 117 (pedal travel signals in consistent), 211 (idle speed actuator mechanical jammed).
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM3342Y
Once again thank all of you for your helpfull information. I was actually so simple and right in front of me but I was over thinking it. Replaced the Thermostat, and I had a loose clamp that was actually sucking in air into the intake, I smoke tested and found... Trouble codes: P1622 (Map cooling sensor), P0173 (Fuel trim bank 2), P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1), P1189 (Fuel control bank 2 sensor 1), P1188 (Fuel control bank 1 sensor 1).
1994 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Vibration VIN: 1G4HR52L3R
Thanks to you all for your quick, helpful responses. The fix for this one turned out to be a new torque converter. I managed to borrow an ignition scope to take on a test drive. With this, a fuel pressure guage and a vacuum guage hooked up, I drove the vehic...
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FAFP56U27
Hello, Thanks for all the replies. I especially like the one from Bill [...] sending the link to Heatertreaters They have a lot of good short cuts and superior products to the OEM. At any rate, Nationwide sent him to one of their p...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L trans. shift VIN: 1GKDT13W9X
Sorry for the late post on a fix for this Jimmy (nightmare), but was away from the Internet for awhile due to Back Surgery. Some of the replies stated that Jasper should be trying to help with this problem, and they did. A couple of replies stated that it was ...
1997 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Lighting VIN: 2HGEJ642XV
thanks to all technician help me with this honda,problem was in front right wire touching,ground,thats was shorted fuse 11.
2007 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Starting VIN: JM1BK34L17
I'm going to have to take it to the Mazda Dealer to finish my work. It is a little frustrating, but I did get allot of good info from everyone here at iATN, Thank you again
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