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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 8, 2012
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTZX1724X
Truck came to shop with no start when cold, we could not get to act up, took truck for test drive and truck stalled. Pulled back to shop, theft light flashing fast, no communication with PCM, can communicate with IPC. Has U1147 and U1262, noticed the fuel pump... Trouble codes: U1147 (SCP data fault for vehicle security), U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBEA32E4P
Hello Tech. I need help or advise with this 93 Me/Be 300E. vehicle tow in with no crank condition, We begining by checking the battery, starter and fuse box, the battery voltage is good, no voltage when crank ignition switch to starter sol. and had a short ci...
2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door handle VIN: WDBNG75J66
This is a meticulously maintained W220 S500 with keyless go. The exterior door handles have a small square plastic button in them and all buttons have fallen out. Benz services only the whole exterior door handle, so to replace them all can easily run over $10...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Back Door Electrical Window VIN: JT3VN39WXL
Hi fellow IATN members, i have this 1990 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER,customer said back door light in cluster came on, he went to open the door, so he lowered the window,(this trucks do not have an external door handle, so you have to lower the window in order to open it)...
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on
car came in with cel on and code p0171 system lean.see freeze frame data is in "testing and results" below.i know these maf's can have issues with codes and no symptom, so after checking for intake leaks and 02 sensor i replaced it with a toyota oe maf sensor ... Trouble codes: P0171

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L transaxle
Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Went to a friends tranny shop and he had a used tcm on the shelf. Plugged it in and waalllaa. Car is fixed. No more limp-in, car shifts just fine. New I had the fix when I looked at the trans temp sensor and it ha...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W21
Sorry for the delay,but I wanted to make sure it was fixed this time. I thought I had it whipped before when we replaced the booster and it came back a week later. It was the master cyl. as many of you suggested. There was no signs of contaminated fluid so the...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L pump VIN: WMWRF33475
From all the replies I received the power steering pumps go bad frequently. The pump is electric and needs a cooling fan.The cooling fan quits and the the pump overheats. Kind of sad,as the car has under 60000 miles on it. I guess the power steering pump shoul...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
After letting the car sit all night,I smoked it before starting it in the A.M. Found smoke pouring out from under plenum. Replaced plenum gasket and rechecked. Found no additional leaks.Car starts and runs great cold. Thanks to all for your help.
2004 Suzuki Swift+ 1.6L No start condition VIN: JS2ZC11S27
Hi there to all my fellow members happy new year to all, sorry to have taken this long to respond. I'd like to thank you all for all the insightful info, but at the moment I'm awaiting the owner to get the replacement BCM for the car.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions
I want to thank all who took the time to respond and provided crucial info which led to the fix on this car. The reset of the adaptive values returned the LTFT back to 0% where it remained, as suggested by Justin. Thanks again.
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