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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L oil pan VIN: 3B7KF2362X
Need some info about this Dodge. I need to replace the oil pan and Alldata says I have to remove the transmission. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is the only way to get it done? Could I just jack the engine up enough to slip it out of there? Adv...
1987 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Stall
Inherited this truck from my Grandfather. Trying to get it running well for one of my customers. Truck will start and run fine, stalling condition only occurs when driving. Truck essentially shuts off, will not refire for 20-45 seconds, and then fires up after...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N8J
this truck ran greate untill the fuel pump on the fraim went out. i replaced it and did a complete tune up and filters.it ran greate again for several months.then it started to idle weard at times but ran good. then it would not start and i checked the moduel ... Trouble codes: 45 (coils 1234 / thermactor), 11 (system pass)
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD18611
This one is just driving us crazy it is a good customer that sends us a lot of business and we can not figure out what is wrong with his crv, it came in about a month ago with a idle problem and a very unusual noise at times described by the customer like when... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem)
2006 Honda Accord LX 3.0L radio
Does anyone know how to get the u &l codes out of this radio. I tried the 1 6 method like on a civic but nothing happened. thanks
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Headlights VIN: 1J4GR48K55
We had this Jeep come into our shop, and the customer said that the headlights would turn off sometimes. I checked out everything, and could find nothing wrong. I did however see that there was an aftermarket remote starter. I unplugged the module, and told th...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S91
hello fellow iatn members,we have a 2001 Nissan frontier, 2.4L, 5 speed, manual trans. the truck runs fine, good, strong, but keeps setting dtc. po171, system too lean, bank one. as you can see, emissions are clean, we have no vacuum leaks, good fuel pressure,... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29682
I really need a Subaru expert for this one. Customer brought this car in, which had a recent replacement engine installed, complaining of low power. Scanning for codes, it has only P1086 - LH tumble generator valve sensor circuit low input. Subaru has an upd... Trouble codes: P1086 (Tumble Generator Valve LH position sensor circuit low input)
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L instrument lights,map lights,headlights VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
hello all, We have a 2000 toyota avalon 3.0.Customer complaint is instrument lights flicker with engine running.The flicker can be seen in map lights,headlights and instrument lights it is faint but there.Not there with engine off,testing brought us to the po...
2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBD31V67
Replaced the engine and now the VSC/4WD and MIL light is on and the accleator doesnot work at all idles fine, checked every thing twice and cleared codes but they come back within 10 seconds of starting the vehicle. I think I am stuck and would need your help ... Trouble codes: P0328, P2118 (Throttle actuator control motor current range performance)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L long start VIN: 2C3HD36J61
Ok, its's fixed! Many thanks to all that offered their assistance with this monster. William in CT, Arne in Utah, William in PA, had it right. Pulled the intake off checked the injectors and found cylinder #2 was leaking down. Replaced the injector in #2 a...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L camshaft syncro VIN: 1FMYU24X3X
thanks for all the help guys, ended up cranking the engine by hand to TDC, then putting the syncro in with the alignment tool, worked just fine.
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FMCU95H95
i end up replacing the update harness for the battery module and got it reflashed .turn the vehicle to the customer and no problems Trouble codes: P0A27, B1342 (Faulty control module), P1A10.
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Intermittent Charging VIN: 3GKFK16R2X
Once again, I thank my fellow technicians for their wealth of experience and their willingness to help. Even after over 35 years in the business, sometimes I still need a listening ear, and help from them. This vehicle had been to three other shops for this ...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L tail itedash indicator VIN: 1HGCB7651M
everone was correct on this honda,customer was tight w/money so i took all bulbs n r&r `em,tweaked all sockets for tight fit,greased `em like there was no tomorrow n let him go.still workin as of yesterday..thanks to all as i did`nt have to chase a ghost cause...
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L soft brake pedal VIN: KMHDN45D22
Second master fixed the problem. Thanks to all who responded.
2006 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Advance Timing VIN: KNAFE16126
Thanks to all, the problem was due to the bad maintenance oil sludge cause that the camshaft tried to get stucked or runs forced and the dowel pin wich centralizes the camshaft sprocket was moved like one or two degress, this was the cause for bad correlatio...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73538
I will close this request. I'm going to have to reschedule for after Christmas to get the vehicle back to the shop for additional stick time. If I find a solution I will post after I find out what is causing this issue. 6 replies but still could not find the c... Trouble codes: P1497 (Unmetered intake air), B0264.
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L extended crank time VIN: 1N4AL11D46
New fuel pump fixed the problem. Thanks to all for your help.
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